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Gender and technology in the making

Author: Cynthia Cockburn; Susan Ormrod
Publisher: London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The authors follow the microwave's life trajectory from the design office to the factory and thence to the shops and household. Examining the different jobs women and men do, the different kinds of knowlege they contribute and the unequal importance they are ascribe in the evloution of the microwave, this book shows how technology relations continue to disadvantage women"--Back cover.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cockburn, Cynthia.
Gender and technology in the making.
London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, 1993
(OCoLC)655235041
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia Cockburn; Susan Ormrod
ISBN: 0803988117 0803988109 9780803988101 9780803988118
OCLC Number: 29518281
Notes: Spine title: Gender & technology in the making.
Description: 185 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Achieving a new technology --
Gender in the microwave-world --The engineer and the home economist --
White goods, brown goods --
Cooking and zapping --
Gender: making and remaking.
Other Titles: Gender & technology in the making.
Responsibility: Cynthia Cockburn and Susan Ormrod ; photographs, Cynthia Cockburn.
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Being technologically competent is a sign of masculinity, while the ideal of femininity is being "hopeless with machines". But what is the truth behind the stereotypes? This study demonstrates that  Read more...

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