1st Edition

Shaping Women's Work
Gender, Employment and Information Technology

ISBN 9780582218109
Published November 10, 1996 by Routledge
232 Pages

USD $66.95

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Book Description

A new book offering a broad overview of the debates about technologies and gender relations at work in a range of occupational areas. Innovative in its approach it deals with gender relations in terms of the ways in which they influence the design and development of technologies, and how gender relations are themselves shaped by technologies. The book will draw heavily on the theoretical perspective looking at the ways in which sexual divisions of labour and gender relations in the workplace profoundly affect the direction and pace of technological change, and tracks the development of certain technologies showing how, through their evolution, they embody these social relations.

Table of Contents

  1. Series Editor's Preface
  2. Acknowledgements
  3. The Terrain of this Book
  4. Perspectives on Women's Work and Technology
  5. Gender Relations in the Shaping of Technologies
  6. Information and Communication Technologies and the Shaping of Women's Employment
  7. Secretaries and Seamstresses, Clerks and Cashiers - Information Technologies and Women's Labour Processes
  8. Women in Systems Design - Values, Methods and Artefacts
  9. The Lessons of Feminist Research on Women's Work and IT
 Reference  Index

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