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Gender Divide and the Computer Game Industry
Reference Book
Julie Prescott (University of Bolton, UK), Jan Bogg (The University of Liverpool, UK)
Copyright © 2014.
While women maintain an increased visibility in the games culture, the issues involving gender in computing gaming is still relevant; and it is evident that the...
Women in IT in the New Social Era: A Critical Evidence-Based Review of Gender Inequality and the Potential for Change
Reference Book
Sonja Bernhardt (ThoughtWare, Australia)
Copyright © 2014.
Research and statistics support the view that current programs are failing to keep women in the ICT field. Currently, there exist very few solutions to this...
Gender Considerations and Influence in the Digital Media and Gaming Industry
Reference Book
Julie Prescott (University of Bolton, UK), Julie Elizabeth McGurren (Codemasters, UK)
Copyright © 2014.
Occupational segregation is an important issue and can be detrimental to women. There is a strong need for more women in science, engineering, and information...
Gendered Occupational Differences in Science, Engineering, and Technology Careers
Reference Book
Julie Prescott (University of Bolton, UK), Jan Bogg (The University of Liverpool, UK)
Copyright © 2013.
Gender segregation is an issue that still exists in today’s society. With the dominance of men in the science, engineering, and technology sectors, there is still...
Gender and Social Computing: Interactions, Differences and Relationships
Reference Book
Celia Romm Livermore (Wayne State University, USA)
Copyright © 2012.
Despite continued public interest in issues relating to gender and computing, there exists a relative scarcity of texts on this topic. Gender and Social Computing...
Gender Issues in Learning and Working with Information Technology: Social Constructs and Cultural Contexts
Reference Book
Shirley Booth (University of Gothenburg, Sweden), Sara Goodman (Lund University, Sweden), Gill Kirkup (Open University, UK)
Copyright © 2010.
Gender, equity, learning, and information technology can intersect to form a theoretical and abstract field of knowledge emanating from very real, concrete, lived...
Women, Men and Programming : Knowledge, Metaphors and Masculinity
Book Chapter
Inger Boivie (Guide Konsult AB, Sweden)
Copyright © 2010.
This chapter explores aspects of the gendering of computer science and IT, related to epistemological issues of what computing is and what type of knowledge...
New Gender Relations in the Transforming IT-Industry of Malaysia
Book Chapter
Ulf Mellström (Luleå University of Technology, Sweden)
Copyright © 2010.
This chapter investigates how and why computer science in Malaysia is dominated by women. Drawing on recent critical interventions in gender and technology studies...
Book Chapter
Johanna Sefyrin (Mid Sweden University, Sweden)
Copyright © 2010.
In information technology (IT) design it is essential to develop rich and nuanced understandings of messy design realities. In this chapter Karen Barad’s agential...
Attaching People and Technology: Between E and Government
Book Chapter
Christina Mörtberg (University of Umeå, Sweden and University of Oslo, Norway), Pirjo Elovaara (Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden)
Copyright © 2010.
The Swedish public sector is involved in an overwhelming change process aiming towards creating a good-service society based on information technology....
Against All Odds, from All-Girls Schools to All-Boys Workplaces: Women’s Unsuspecting Trajectory Into the UK ICT Sector
Book Chapter
Marie Griffiths (University of Salford, UK), Helen Richardson (University of Salford, UK)
Copyright © 2010.
The trend for women to be severely under-represented in the UK ICT (information and communication technology) sector persists. Girls continue, year in year out, to...
Challenging Gender Stereotypes Using Virtual Pedagogical Characters
Book Chapter
Agneta Gulz (Lund University, Sweden), Magnus Haake (Lund University, Sweden)
Copyright © 2010.
This chapter explores motivational and cognitive effects of more neutral or androgynous-looking versus more feminine-looking and masculine-looking virtual...
Absent Women: Research on Gender Relations in IT Education Mediated by Swedish Newspapers
Book Chapter
Martha Blomqvist (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Copyright © 2010.
This chapter presents a study on the use of research based information on gender and IT education disseminated by Swedish newspapers between 1994 and 2004. The...
Heteronormativity Revisited: Adolescents’ Educational Choices, Sexuality and Soaps
Book Chapter
Els Rommes (Radboud University, TheNetherlands)
Copyright © 2010.
The aim of this chapter is to explore to what extent heteronormativity, the norm that man and woman are attracted to each other because of their presumed...
Approaching Higher Education: A Life-World Story of Home-Places, Work-Places and Learn-Places
Book Chapter
Shirley Booth (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa), Eva Wigforss (University of Gothenburg, Sweden.)
Copyright © 2010.
The chapter tells of two women with low educational qualifications who embark on a journey into higher education by taking a distance course to introduce them to...
Gendered Distance Education Spaces: “Keeping Women in Place”?
Book Chapter
Annika Bergviken Rensfeldt (University of Gothenburg, Sweden), Sandra Riomar (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
Copyright © 2010.
This chapter problematizes how gender is constructed and used in the arguments of flexible distance education. By using a gender and space analysis we destabilise...
Computer Courses in Adult Education in a Gender Perspective
Book Chapter
Minna Salminen-Karlsson (Uppsala University, Sweden)
Copyright © 2010.
In this study of computer courses in municipal adult education, 173 questionnaires from 10 Swedish adult education centres with students taking a basic computer...
Gendered Knowledge Production in Universities in a Web 2.0 World
Book Chapter
Gill Kirkup (Open University, UK)
Copyright © 2010.
This chapter examines the access women have had historically to engage in knowledge production as university scholars or students. It discusses the changing nature...
Queen Bees, Workers and Drones : Gender Performance in Virtual Learning Groups
Book Chapter
Gwyneth Hughes (Institute of Education, London)
Copyright © 2010.
Collaborative learning online is increasingly popular and the interaction between learners is documented and discussed, but gender is largely absent from this...
Towards a Feminist Manifesto for e-Learning: Principles to Inform Practices*
Book Chapter
Gill Kirkup (Open University, UK), Sigrid Schmitz (University of Freiburg, Germany), Erna Kotkamp (Utrecht University, Netherlands), Els Rommes (Radboud University, Netherlands), Aino-Maija Hiltunen (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Copyright © 2010.
This chapter argues that the future development of European e-learning needs to be informed by gender theory, and feminist and other critical pedagogies. The...
Gender and Information Technology: Moving Beyond Access to Co-Create Global Partnership
Reference Book
Mary Kirk (Metropolitan State University, USA)
Copyright © 2009.
The exponential growth of technology and concurrent information revolution is creating a tremendous cultural shift on a global scale. However, the direction of...
Encyclopedia of Gender and Information Technology
Reference Book
Eileen M. Trauth (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
Copyright © 2006.
The Encyclopedia of Gender and Information Technology is the only reference work that provides an all-encompassing perspective on the way gender and information...