Programmed Inequality : How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing. (eBook, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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Programmed Inequality : How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing.

Author: Mar Hicks
Publisher: Cumberland : MIT Press, 2017.
Series: History of Computing Ser.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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How Britain lost its early dominance in computing by systematically discriminating against its most qualified workers: women.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hicks, Mar
Programmed Inequality : How Britain Discarded Women Technologists and Lost Its Edge in Computing
Cumberland : MIT Press,c2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mar Hicks
ISBN: 9780262342940 0262342944
OCLC Number: 1164502643
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (317 p.).
Contents: Introduction: Britain's computer "revolution" --
War machines : women's computing work and the underpinnings of the data-driven state 1930-1946 --
Peacetime data processing : institutionalizing a feminized machine underclass 1946-1954 --
Luck and labor shortage : gender, professionalization, and opportunities for computer workers --
1958-1969 --
The rise of the technocrat : how state attempts to centralize power through computing went --
Astray 1967-1971 --
The end of white heat and the failure of British technocracy, 1970-1979 --
Conclusion: re-assembling the history of computing to show gender's formative role --
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Series Title: History of Computing Ser.

Abstract:

How Britain lost its early dominance in computing by systematically discriminating against its most qualified workers: women.

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