[Air-l] sources on gendering of technology?

NANCY MCDONALD-KNWRTHY mcdonald-knwrthy.1 at osu.edu
Thu Jul 19 14:23:57 PDT 2007

I've also got some other interesting resources (that I'm actually working on this very minute):

One of the earlier researchers would be Sherry Turkle, and her ealy work (1995) on "Life on the Screen: Identity inthe age of the Internet" (book) NY: Simon & Schuster.  She's got quite a bit of ongoing work after that. 

Another one that I have in my hands: Dale Spender's "Nattering on the Net: Women, Power and Cyberspace" (1995).  

Another piece discussed in class today is by Michele Martin (1991) "The culture of the telephone" (ch 3 in Sex/Machine: Readings in culture, gender and technology ed Patrick D. Hopkins, Indiana Press.  Interesting concept: the early invention of telephone was intended for business, and women were not supposed to be using it at home; the enterpreneurs had no idea of the possibilities of this tool.. ;-) 

Nancy McDonald-Kenworthy, TA
Education Policy & Leadership: Cultural Studies
121 Ramseyer Hall
Columbus, Ohio 43210

----- Original Message -----
From: "Tuszynski, Stephanie" <stuszyn at UTNet.UToledo.Edu>
Date: Thursday, July 19, 2007 2:16 pm
Subject: [Air-l] sources on gendering of technology?

> Hi everyone -
> I was hoping some people could suggest some sources on the subject 
> of gendering technology? I'm thinking in particular of research 
> that looked at things like "women use the phone to gossip while 
> men use it for business" and so forth. 
> References that talk about using the Internet for "information 
> gathering" versus social activity would also be helpful.
> Thanks
> Stephanie Tuszynski
> Visiting Assistant Professor
> Department of Theatre and Film
> University of Toledo
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