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Women Encounter Technology : Changing Patterns of Employment in the Third World - Swasti Mitter

Women Encounter Technology

Changing Patterns of Employment in the Third World

By: Swasti Mitter (Editor), Sheila Rowbotham (Editor)

Paperback Published: 24th April 1997
ISBN: 9780415141185
Number Of Pages: 376

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This collection explores the effects of new technologies on women's employment and on the nature of women's work. The volume is edited by two pre-eminent scholars in the field and contains thirteen articles from leading academics worldwide.
The book provides a critique of postmodernism and ecofeminism and demands that new technology is used as a vehicle for gender equality in the developing world.

Acknowledgementsp. xvi
Beyond the Politics of Differencep. 1
Information Technology and Working Women's Demandsp. 19
Feminist Approaches to Technologyp. 44
Notesp. 66
Conflicting Demands of New Technology and Household Workp. 70
Notesp. 87
Changes in Textilesp. 93
Information Technology and Women's Employment in Manufacturing in Eastern Europep. 111
Restructuring and Retrainingp. 127
Notesp. 146
Computerization and Women's Employment in India's Banking Sectorp. 150
Notesp. 175
Information Technology, Gender and Employmentp. 177
Notesp. 202
Referencesp. 203
Women in Software Programmingp. 205
Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed...the Electronics Industry in Calcuttap. 233
Notesp. 253
Women and Information Technology in Sub-Saharan Africap. 256
Gender Perspectives on Health and Safety in Information Processingp. 278
Notesp. 297
Using Information Technology as a Mobilizing Forcep. 303
Referencesp. 313
The Fading of the Collective Dream?p. 314
Notesp. 339
Afterwordp. 341
Indexp. 344
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ISBN: 9780415141185
ISBN-10: 0415141184
Series: Unu/Intech Studies in New Technology and Development
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 24th April 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.13
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1