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|Gender Divide and the Computer Game Industry
Julie Prescott, Jan Bogg.
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 industry could benefit from the involvement of women in all aspects from consumer to developer.
Gender Divide and the Computer Game...
Gender Considerations and Influence in the Digital Media and Gaming Industry
Julie Prescott, Julie Elizabeth McGurren.
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 technology, which are traditionally male dominated fields. Female representation in the computer gaming industry is a potential way to increase...
Gendered Occupational Differences in Science, Engineering, and Technology Careers
Julie Prescott, Jan Bogg.
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 a question of the underrepresentation of women. It is even apparent that in the positions that are predominately female, such as nursing...
Gender and Social Computing: Interactions, Differences and Relationships
Celia Romm Livermore.
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: Interactions, Differences and Relationships provides an overview of the major questions that researchers and practitioners are addressing...
Women, Men and Programming : Knowledge, Metaphors and Masculinity
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 counts. The c is based upon an interview study of how students and professionals in the field of computer science, perceive programming in a broad...
New Gender Relations in the Transforming IT-Industry of Malaysia
This chapter investigates how and why computer science in Malaysia is dominated by women. Drawing on recent critical interventions in gender and technology studies the paper aims at opening up for more culturally situated analyses of the gendering of technology or the technology of gendering with the...
Attaching People and Technology: Between E and Government
Christina Mörtberg, Pirjo Elovaara.
The Swedish public sector is involved in an overwhelming change process aiming towards creating a good-service society based on information technology. Rationalisation, efficiency and effectiveness are the leading signs in the dominating discourse of Swedish society of today. This discourse is silent...
Challenging Gender Stereotypes Using Virtual Pedagogical Characters
Agneta Gulz, Magnus Haake.
This chapter explores motivational and cognitive effects of more neutral or androgynous-looking versus more feminine-looking and masculine-looking virtual characters. A user study is presented, in which 158 students, aged 17-19, encountered four virtual characters that were visually manipulated to...
Heteronormativity Revisited: Adolescents’ Educational Choices, Sexuality and Soaps
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 difference and complementarity, can offer an explanation for the persisting association between masculinity and technological/computer competence....
Gendered Distance Education Spaces: “Keeping Women in Place”?
Annika Bergviken Rensfeldt, Sandra Riomar.
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 the open, flexible and liberating features of distance higher education spaces, that are supposed to favour women. The questions are; How...
Computer Courses in Adult Education in a Gender Perspective
In this study of computer courses in municipal adult education, 173 questionnaires from 10 Swedish adult education centres with students taking a basic computer education course were analyzed. The main findings were that men consistently reported greater computer competence, while computer interest or...
Gendered Knowledge Production in Universities in a Web 2.0 World
This chapter examines the access women have had historically to engage in knowledge production as university scholars or students. It discusses the changing nature of knowledge production in universities, and the impact of some Web 2.0 tools on this activity. It asks, through a detailed discussion of...
Queen Bees, Workers and Drones : Gender Performance in Virtual Learning Groups
Collaborative learning online is increasingly popular and the interaction between learners is documented and discussed, but gender is largely absent from this work. This chapter attempts to remedy this gap by offering a review of a study of undergraduate online collaboration. Using a metaphor of bees...
Towards a Feminist Manifesto for e-Learning: Principles to Inform Practices*
Gill Kirkup, Sigrid Schmitz, Erna Kotkamp, Els Rommes, Aino-Maija Hiltunen.
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 authors explore four themes that have been important in gender theory: embodiment, knowledge, power and ethics, and illustrate how these would...
Gender and Information Technology: Moving Beyond Access to Co-Create Global Partnership
The exponential growth of technology and concurrent information revolution is creating a tremendous cultural shift on a global scale. However, the direction of that shift is being determined by those privileged few who participate. Women and people of color remain underrepresented as developers, users...
Encyclopedia of Gender and Information Technology
Eileen M. Trauth.
The Encyclopedia of Gender and Information Technology is the only reference work that provides an all-encompassing perspective on the way gender and information technology impact each other. Hundreds of leading international experts have compiled their research about the role of gender in human...