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Women encounter technology : changing patterns of employment in the Third World

Author: Swasti Mitter; Sheila Rowbotham
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2003.
Series: UNU/INTECH studies in new technology and development, 1.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection explores the effects of new technologies on women's employment and on the nature of women's work in the Third World.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Women encounter technology.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2003
(DLC) 95007345
(OCoLC)32091304
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Swasti Mitter; Sheila Rowbotham
ISBN: 0203208617 9780203208618 9780415126878 0415126878
OCLC Number: 53319371
Notes: Originally published 1995 by Routledge.
"Published in association with the UNU Press."
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 356 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Beyond the politics of difference: an introduction / Swasti Mitter --
Information technology and working women's demands / Swasti Mitter --
Feminist approaches to technology: women's values or a gender lens? / Sheila Rowbotham --
Conflicting demands of new technology and household work: women's work in Brazilian and Argentinian textiles / Liliana Acero --
Changes in textiles: implications for Asian women / Pavla Jezkova --
Information technology and women's employment in manufacturing in Eastern Europe: the case of Slovenia / Maja Bučar --
Restructuring and retraining: the Canadian garment industry in transition / Charlene Gannagé --
Computerization and women's employment in India's banking sector / Sujata Gothoskar --
Information technology, gender and employment: a case study of the telecommunications industry in Malaysia / Cecilia Ng Choon Sim and Carol Yong --
Women in software programming: the experience of Brazil / Fatima Janine Gaio --
Something old, something new, something borrowed: the electronics industry in Calcutta / Nirmala Banerjee --
Women and information technology in sub-Saharan Africa: a topic for discussion? / Mayuri Odedra-Straub --
Gender perspectives on health and safety in information processing: learning from international experience / Ruth Pearson --
Using information technology as a mobilizing force: the case of The Tanzania Media Women's Association (TAMWA) / Fatma Alloo --
The fading of the collective dream? Reflections on twenty years' research on information technology and women's employment / Ursula Huws.
Series Title: UNU/INTECH studies in new technology and development, 1.
Responsibility: edited by Swasti Mitter and Sheila Rowbotham.

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