Women, Gender, and Technology

Author: Edited by Mary Frank Fox, Deborah G. Johnson, and Sue V. Rosser
An interdisciplinary investigation of the co-creation of gender and technology
Paper – $27
978-0-252-07336-6
Publication Date: 2006
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About the Book

Each of the ten chapters in Women, Gender, and Technology explores a different aspect of how gender and technology work--and are at work--in particular domains, including film narratives, reproductive technologies, information technology, and the profession of engineering. The volume's contributors include representatives of over half a dozen different disciplines, and each provides a novel perspective on the foundational idea that gender and technology co-create one another. Together, their articles provide a window on to the rich and complex issues that arise in the attempt to understand the relationship between these profoundly intertwined notions.

About the Author

Mary Frank Fox is NSF Advance Professor in the School of Public Policy and codirector of the Center for the Study of Women, Science, and Technology at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is the coauthor of Women at Work. Deborah G. Johnson is the Anne Shirley Carter Olsson Professor of Applied Ethics and chair of the department of science, technology, and society at the University of Virginia. Her most recent book is Computer Ethics. Sue V. Rosser is dean of the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts and a professor of history, technology, and society at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her most recent book is The Science Glass Ceiling.

Reviews

"[Rosser's] treatment of issues of workforce, design, and use through these genres of theory is useful for students and others new to thinking about feminism and technology. . . . A solid collection of use to women's studies collections and courses on the social impacts of new technologies. Recommended."--Choice

"This book adds a new focus to the important implications of technological influence on gender relations and the gendered construction of knowledge. I recommend this book for scholars of all disciplines who are looking for a collection of essays to extend their lens toward gender and technology."--Review of Policy Research

"Crucial to deepening feminist theory as a contribution to social transformation."--Signs

"A good view of a world in which technology and gender are intertwined."--JAC

"A broad feminist introduction to issues of gender and technology."--NWSA Journal

“Contains a great deal of information that can enrich critical analyses of how gender works in capitalist societies. "--Science and Society