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Gender circuits : bodies and identities in a technological age

Author: Eve Shapiro
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2010.
Series: Contemporary sociological perspectives series.
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"Gender Circuits explores the impact of new technologies on the gendered lives of individuals through substantive sociological analysis and in-depth case studies. Examining the complex intersections between gender ideologies, social scripts, information and biomedical technologies, and embodied identities, this book explores whether and how new technologies are reshaping what it means to be a gendered person in  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eve Shapiro
ISBN: 9780415996952 0415996953 9780415996969 0415996961 9780203859360 0203859367
OCLC Number: 432989869
Description: xvi, 228 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preview: gendered bodies and identities in a technologigal age --
A social history of technology and gender --
Information technologies and gendered identity work --
New biomedical technologies, new scripts, new genders --
Review: sociological analyses of gender and technology..
Series Title: Contemporary sociological perspectives series.
Responsibility: Eve Shapiro.
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"Gender Circuits explores the impact of new technologies on the gendered lives of individuals through substantive sociological analysis and in-depth case studies. Examining the complex intersections between gender ideologies, social scripts, information and biomedical technologies, and embodied identities, this book explores whether and how new technologies are reshaping what it means to be a gendered person in contemporary society."--Jacket.

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