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Başlık:
Gender Designs IT Construction and Deconstruction of Information Society Technology
Dil:
English
ISBN:
9783531902951
Yayın Bilgileri:
Wiesbaden : VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, 2007.
Fiziksel Tanımlama:
VI, 190 p. online resource.
İçerik:
Gender Research and IT Construction: Concepts for a Challenging Partnership -- The United Nations World Summit on the Information Society: Empowering Women as Shapers of the Information Society? -- Analysis and Deconstruction -- ’social’ Robots & ‘Emotional’ Software Agents: Gendering Processes and De-Gendering Strategies for ‘Technologies in the Making’ -- Ambient Intelligence, between Heaven and Hell. A Transformative Critical Room? -- Feminist Technoscience Rearranging in the Black Box of Information Technology -- Construction of Information Society Technology -- Uncovering the Invisible: Gender-Sensitive Analysis of Call Center Work and Software -- E-Empowerment of Heterogeneous Feminist Networks -- Implicit/Explicit Alliances between Gender and Technology in the Construction of Virtual Networks -- Education and Empowerment for the Information Society -- Bridging Disciplines: Gender Studies and Computer Science in an E-Learning Course -- Computer Games: Playing Gender, Reflecting on Gender -- LogoGo — An Approach to the Design of Girl-Specific Educational Software -- Robotics and Gender: The Use of Robotics for the Empowerment of Girls in the Classroom.
Özet:
How can information technology (IT) paradigms and design processes be studied from a gender perspective? What does IT design look like when its construction is informed by gender research? Though gender research and computing science seem like two separate worlds, this book proves how inspirational a confrontation and combination of those worlds can be. A deconstructive analysis of advanced fields of computing shows the multiple ways in which software design is gendered and how gendering effects are produced by its use. Concepts and assumptions underlying research and development, along with design tools and IT products, teaching methods and materials are studied. The book not only offers a gender analysis of information society technologies, it also shows practical examples of how IT can be different. A gender perspective on IT design can serve as an eye-opener for what tends to be overlooked and left out. It yields innovative ideas and high quality software systems that may empower a large diversity of users for an active participation in our information society.

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How can information technology (IT) paradigms and design processes be studied from a gender perspective? What does IT design look like when its construction is informed by gender research? Though gender research and computing science seem like two separate worlds, this book proves how inspirational a confrontation and combination of those worlds can be.
A deconstructive analysis of advanced fields of computing shows the multiple ways in which software design is gendered and how gendering effects are produced by its use. Concepts and assumptions underlying research and development, along with design tools and IT products, teaching methods and materials are studied.
The book not only offers a gender analysis of information society technologies, it also shows practical examples of how IT can be different. A gender perspective on IT design can serve as an eye-opener for what tends to be overlooked and left out. It yields innovative ideas and high quality software systems that may empower a large diversity of users for an active participation in our information society.


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Isabel Zorn, Prof. Dr. Susanne Maass, Carola Schirmer, and Prof. Dr. Heidi Schelhowe work in computing science, digital media design, and gender studies at Bremen University, Germany. Dr. Els Rommes works at the Institute for Gender Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands.