Encyclopedia of Gender and Information Technology (2 Volumes)

Encyclopedia of Gender and Information Technology (2 Volumes)

Eileen M. Trauth (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
Release Date: June, 2006|Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 1451
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-815-4
ISBN13: 9781591408154|ISBN10: 1591408156|EISBN13: 9781591408161
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Description & Coverage
Description:

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 interaction with IT and the IT profession. Special attention is paid to the contributions, challenges, issues, and experiences of women in the IT field.

This innovative encyclopedia contains more than 1,450 key terms and their definitions, supplying readers with the most complete understanding of the subject. These two volumes include 213 entries with over 4,700 references to additional works on gender and information technology in order to stimulate further research. The Encyclopedia of Gender and Information Technology is a must-have publication for every library.

Coverage:

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Gender and computer science
  • Gender and computing history
  • Gender and distance education
  • Gender and global IT
  • Gender and IT
  • Gender and IT careers
  • Gender and IT education
  • Gender and IT in developing countries
  • Gender and research methods
  • Gender and strategic management
  • Gender and the human side of IT
  • Gender and the IT skills gap
  • The role of gender in the IT workplace
Reviews & Statements

"Easily accessible to the nonspecialist, this unique resource does give a sense of the breadth of research in this field... Users might appreciate having the diverse topics brought together in one set."

– Library Journal, Volume 131, No. 19 (2006)

The Encyclopedia of Gender and Information Technology provides an expansive analysis of diverse intellectual discourses, approaches, and theoretical foundations in a single collection. This is a must-have resource for academics, practitioners, libraries, and policy makers alike.

– Information Technology & People, Volume 19, No. 4

The diversity of topics, methodologies, theoretical perspectives, and core disciplines represented in this encyclopedia will serve the community with a rich and unified reference source.

– Prof. K.D. Joshi, Washington State University, USA

Spanning across continents, topics, and perspectives, these volumes capture the diversity and array of issues being examined in the study of gender and technology.

– Prof. Jane Margolis, University of California Los Angeles, USA

The Encyclopedia of Gender and Information Technology provides an expansive analysis of the diverse intellectual discourses, approaches, and theoretical foundations of the field. This two-volume reference is a must-have resource for academics, practitioners, and policy makers alike.

– Prof. Jeria Quesenberry, Pennsylvania State University, USA

A thoroughly interesting and highly useful resource for business and industry entrepreneurs as well as researchers.

– Sonja Bernhardt, Australian Women in IT and Science Entity

A major challenge for researchers, practitioners, and decision makers involved in the development of new ICT applications is to find appropriate ways to understand users' social and cultural experiences of those applications. The Encyclopedia of Gender and Information Technology offers valuable insights into the gender related social meanings that ICT applications promote in contemporary social situations and virtual worlds.

– Prof. Hannakaisa Isomaki, University of Lapland, Finland

This encyclopedia addresses many multidisciplinary issues concerning gender and technology, and introduces a variety of quantitative and qualitative research approaches.

– Prof. Helen Richardson, University of Salford, UK

Derived from studies carried out by the contributors, the 213 entries of this two-volume reference describe the experiences and potential for women in the field of IT. Each entry concludes with a list of references and a list of key terms with their definitions.

– Book News, Vol. 22, No. 1 (2007)

What an impressive accomplishment, to pull together so much information from such a broad range of institutions, countries, and topics. The Encyclopedia of Gender and Information Technology is a fine first edition that presents a concise synopsis of current research on gender as related to the information technology field. It makes a fine online resource for students at the high school and undergraduate levels.

– Sue Dentinger, Feminist Collections, Volume 28, No. 2 (2007)

This two-volume encyclopedia reflects the spectrum of issues relevant to gender and the maturing IT environment around the globe.

– Julia Gelfand, University of California, USA
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Eileen M. Trauth is currently a Professor in the School of Information Sciences and Technology at The Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests are at the intersection of socio-cultural and organizational influences on IT and the IT profession. She has just completed a multi-year investigation of socio-cultural influences on Ireland's information economy. Her book, The Culture of an Information Economy: Influences and Impacts in the Republic of Ireland was published in 2000. Trauth has recently embarked upon a multi-country study of socio-cultural influences on gender in the IT profession. She has also published papers on global informatics, information policy, information management, IT skills, and qualitative research methodology. In addition to editing this book, Dr. Trauth is co-author of Information Literacy: An Introduction to Information Systems. She has taught and conducted research in Australia, Canada, France, Ireland, The Netherlands, New Zealand and the UK, and serves on the editorial boards of several international journals. Dr. Trauth received her Ph.D. in information science from the University of Pittsburgh.
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Editorial Advisory Board

Liisa von Hellens
Griffith University, Australia

Jane Margolis
UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, USA

Helen Richardson
University of Salford, UK

Alison Adam
University of Salford, UK