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Women, Work and Computerization : Spinning a Web from Past to Future - Anna F. Grundy

Women, Work and Computerization

Spinning a Web from Past to Future

By: Anna F. Grundy (Editor), D. Kohler (Editor), V. Oechtering (Editor), U. Petersen (Editor)

Paperback Published: 20th May 1997
ISBN: 9783540626107
Number Of Pages: 494

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This volume considers the submissions to the 6th International IFIP-TC 9/WG 9. 1 Conference on Women, Work and Computerization WWC 97. The conference provides an interdisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and users in the field of information technology. In this book the authors discuss how different areas of society are being transformed by computer technology, but with particular emphasis on changes in women's work and life and how these have come about. Such transformations include the transitions from women's traditional work to work based on modern technology; from communicating within personal communities to communicating within virtual communities; from traditional job gendering to new perspectives on "who does what".

International Programme Committee and Referees
Conference Committee
Welcome Addressesp. 3
Feminist Perspectives on Democratizationp. 17
New Professors - Old Structures: Results of Personnel Replacement in East German Universities from Women's Point of Viewp. 31
Along the Estuaryp. 45
Remembering the Future: Language, Webs, and the Power of the Invisiblep. 51
Social and Cultural Challenges of the Information Society Politics of the European Unionp. 53
Saving Our Children? - The Promise of the Internet and the Perils of Censorshipp. 55
Privacy and the Internet: Only a Woman's Concern?p. 67
A Woman's Worm's-Eye View of the Information Societyp. 77
"I don't think that's an interesting dialogue" - Computer-Mediated Communication and Genderp. 87
Sex, Age and the Desirability of Computersp. 99
Access to the Internet for Women's Groups Across Canadap. 113
IT EQUATE Through the Web and Internetp. 123
Women's Online Media (WOM) and Women's Internetwork Shuttle (WIS) - A Pioneering Project in Japanp. 135
What you see is what you get: Cyberchix and Virtual Systersp. 147
The Moral Order of an Information Systemp. 151
Sometimes Texts Speeak Louder Than Users: Locating Invisible Work Through Textual Analysisp. 163
Giving Room to Femininity in Informatics Educationp. 177
How to Prove itp. 189
Feminist Computational Linguisticsp. 191
Exploring the Excluded. A Feminist Approach to Opening New Perspectives in Computer Sciencep. 201
To be in Touch or not? Some Remarks on Communication in Virtual Environmentsp. 211
The Physical Body in Cyberspace: At the Edge of Extinction?p. 213
Body Language Without the Body: Situating Social Cues in the Virtual Worldp. 217
Does Gender Still Matter? Bodily Functions in Cyberspace: a Feminist Approachp. 219
Flying Through Walls and Virtual Drunkenness: Disembodiment in Cyberspace?p. 221
Between Deconstruction and Construction: Contradictory Body Experiences in the Development of Softwarep. 223
Formation of the "Global Office": Women and the Globalization of Information Labourp. 227
Women and Computer Technology in the Banking Industry: An Empirical Example from Nigeriap. 239
What is our Worth?p. 247
Factors that Attract Women to Careers in Information Technology: A Case Study of Women in Irelandp. 259
"And it's a Generalisation. But no it's not": Women, Communicative Work and the Discourses of Technology Designp. 263
The Resources of the Productive Office - Women's and Men's Opinions on Telematics and Intelligent Building Featuresp. 277
Who is in Control? Canadian Experiences in Teleworkingp. 287
Telecommunication: A Woman's Friend or Foep. 289
Change and Continuity: Transformations in the Gendered Division of Labour in a Context of Technological and Organizational Changep. 293
Engendered Software Development: Ghettoization and Agencyp. 305
Technology Structuration: A Research Paradigma for a Gender Perspective on Technology?p. 317
Making Other Futures: Professional Women and their I.T. at Workp. 325
New Technology and its Impact on Female Labour Force in Russiap. 329
Notes on Gendered Experiences in Fieldwork Related to a Teleradiology Experimentp. 339
Introducing Point of Sale Technology in a Retail Chain Store: Voices from the Checkout Counterp. 351
Why has Female Participation in German Informatics Decreased?p. 365
Girls and Computer Science: "It's not me. I'm not Interested in Sitting Behind a Machine all day."p. 379
Australian Women in IT Education: Multiple Meanings and Multiculturalismp. 387
Use of Quality Function Deployment to develop Women's Studies Strategyp. 401
Do the Promises Made by the new Technologies Fulfil Women's Educational and Employment Needs?p. 411
Changing Perceptions through a one day Introduction to Information Technology for Secondary School Girlsp. 419
The Construction of the von Neumann-Concept as Constituent for Technical and Organical Computersp. 423
Gender and Expertise in Retrospect: Pioneers of Computing in Finlandp. 435
Gender Segregation in IT Occupationsp. 449
Project WEBIN - Women's Electronic Business Incubator Networkp. 465
The Coming of the 3rd Industrial Revolution: Will Women Again be Relegated to Service Positions?p. 466
Women and Education in Information Technologyp. 467
T1: Qualifying Female Computer Users - Luxury or Necessity?p. 471
T2: Information Technology Management for Womenp. 472
T3: Women and Intelligent Networks: Experience in a Leading-Edge Technological Projectp. 473
T4: Telework: The First Step to the Virtual Company. Consequences for the Employment of Women and their Livesp. 474
T5: Working Towards the Integration of Women: New Forms of Work and the Use of New Information and Communication technologies in Productionp. 475
SEAMLESS: Knowledge-based Evolutionary Software Synthesisp. 479
MultiMedia Forum - An Interactive Online Journalp. 480
SCUA - Secure Conferencing User Agentp. 481
International Designers Networkp. 482
"Bucherschatz" - A Children's OPACp. 483
Speech Generation in Information Retrieval Dialogues: The SPEAK! Prototypep. 484
International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP)p. 487
Gesellschaft fur Informatik e. V. (GI)p. 489
"Frauenarbeit und Informatik" in der Gesellschaft fur Informatik e. V. (GI)p. 491
Women's group at the GMDp. 493
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ISBN: 9783540626107
ISBN-10: 3540626107
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 494
Published: 20th May 1997
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.64
Weight (kg): 0.72