Engendering technology: culture, gender, and work

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Abstract

In contemporary Western society, technological professions are gendered, and this differential attribution of meaning has implications for the composition of the professions, and the experiences of men and women in them. In this paper I briefly review a comparative framework which challenges conventional wisdom about the configurations of gender and technology. I consider examples which benefit from examination in this framework, and use them to point out avenues for change in current contexts. Examinations of women's traditional activities as technological opens the door to inviting women to think of themselves as contributors to technological life, since they already are in more traditional areas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages276-281
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 International Symposium on Technology and Society (IEEE ISTAS '99) 'Women and Technology: Historical, Societal, and Professional Perspectives' - New Brunswick, NJ, USA
Duration: Jul 29 1999Jul 31 1999

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OtherProceedings of the 1999 International Symposium on Technology and Society (IEEE ISTAS '99) 'Women and Technology: Historical, Societal, and Professional Perspectives'
CityNew Brunswick, NJ, USA
Period7/29/997/31/99

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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