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Women, work and computing

Women, work and computing

Author: Ruth Woodfield
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Although few dispute the computer's place as a pivotal twentieth-century artefact, little agreement has emerged over whether the changes it has precipitated are generally positive or negative in nature, or whether we should be contemplating our future association with the computer more with enthusiasm or trepidation. Specifically with regard to the relationship between women and computers, a diverse body of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Woodfield, Ruth.
Women, work and computing.
Cambridge ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2000
(DLC) 00028367
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Woodfield
ISBN: 0511011768 9780511011764 0511034385 9780511034381 0511151667 9780511151668 9780521771894 0521771897 9780511488948 0511488947 1107119472 9781107119475 0511049625 9780511049620 1280429518 9781280429514
OCLC Number: 51028544
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 209 pages)
Contents: g1. The myth of the neutral computer --
2. Computers, communication and change --
3. Softech: a 'twenty-first-century organisation' --
4. Male and female pathways through the unit --
5. Hybrids and hierarchies --
6. Understanding the relationship between gender and skill --
7. The female future and new subjectivities --
Conclusion: is the future female?
Responsibility: Ruth Woodfield.
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An exploration of the optimistic claims that computers will provide women with a wealth of opportunities in the future. This book presents and discusses a large amount of new quantitative evidence to  Read more...


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'Woodfield's discussion of her research and her detailed analysis of her interviews with Softech employees provides a fascinating window into an intense and highly selective work environment. This Read more...

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