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TechnoFeminism

Author: Judy Wajcman
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Wajcman makes clear how scientific and technological changes never insure desired outcomes, but rather are always sites of political struggle. She is focussing on three central themes: virtual reality, the digital economy and biomedical technologies.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Judy Wajcman
ISBN: 074563043X 9780745630434 0745630448 9780745630441
OCLC Number: 783181844
Notes: Omslagtitel: Techno feminism.
Includes index.
Description: viii, 148 p. ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: Feminist Utopia or Dystopia?. 1. Male Designs on Technology. From Access to Equity. Science as Ideology. Technology as Patriarchal. Sex, Class and Technology. 2. Technoscience Reconfigured. Beyond Technological Determinism. From Gender--Blind to Gender Aware. Combining Feminist and Technology Studies. 3. Virtual Gender. Networked Community. Cyberfeminism: 'The clitoris is a direct line to the matrtix'. Performing Gender in Cyberspace. Technology as Freedom. 4. The Cyborg Solution. Embracing Science and Technology. From Man of Science to FemaleManA(c). OncoMouseTM: Technologising Life and Reprogramming Nature. Send in the Cyborgs. 5. Metaphor and Materiality. Changing Technologies, Changing Subjectivities. Towards Technofeminism. Sociotechincal Practices: Expertise and Agency
Other Titles: Techno feminism
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* Gives an up--to--date analysis of the relations between gender and technology * Deals with popular themes such as Donna Harraway's work on "cyborgs" * Provides a continuation to the arguments  Read more...

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a Draws on a range of feminist perspectives, including the liberal and radical perspectives, to aid the analysis and to suggest fruitful ways forward for feminism.a Gender, Work & Organization

 
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