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Women and computers [electronic resource] / Frances Grundy with John Grundy ; cartoons by Angela Martin.

By: Grundy, A. F. (Anna Frances).
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Exeter : Intellect, 1996Description: 1 online resource (168 p.) : ill.ISBN: 0585209812 (electronic bk.); 9780585209814 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Computers and civilization | Women in technology | Women -- Social conditions | COMPUTERS -- Reference | COMPUTERS -- Machine Theory | COMPUTERS -- Computer Literacy | COMPUTERS -- Information Technology | COMPUTERS -- Data Processing | COMPUTERS -- Computer Science | COMPUTERS -- Hardware -- General | Electronic booksGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Women and computers.DDC classification: 004.082 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
I. Laying the Foundations. 1. What I Mean by 'Feminism' -- II. Chips with Everything ... 2. ... But not for Girls. 3. And Not in the Home -- III. Women, Computing and Employment -- What It's Like Now. 4. How Men Hog the Stage ... 5. ... And Keep Centre Stage: Purism, Elitism & Sexism. 6. 'We'll Teach You to Go into Computing!'. 7. Language in Computing: 'Careful, Ladies Present!'. 8. What Chance New Ideas? 9. The Myth of Male Logic and Female Intuition -- IV. What is to be Done? 10. Adding-More-Women. 11. The Liberal Level. 12. The Radical Level. A Statistics.
Review: "This book investigates women's perception of computers and describes the working environment for women in computing." "When computers have so much to offer - in the arts, in the workplace, or as labour-saving devices at home - women appear to have accepted computing as essentially a man's province. The author considers the effect of the culture and language of computing as well as the impact of the hardware in order to account for why so few women study computing in secondary and higher education. There is also consideration of whether there are more fundamental factors that deter women." "The book takes a strongly feminist standpoint without using technical terms from sociology or feminist theory. No prior knowledge of computing is assumed and all computing terms are explained, though not in ways patronising to the expert." "With its wide-ranging observations and ideas, this book makes an interesting and valuable contribution to the analysis of women's role in computing. The framework provided helps the reader to think about how women may be able to use computers creatively in the future and to take an equal role with men in the dramatic developments yet to come."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 157-162) and index.

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I. Laying the Foundations. 1. What I Mean by 'Feminism' -- II. Chips with Everything ... 2. ... But not for Girls. 3. And Not in the Home -- III. Women, Computing and Employment -- What It's Like Now. 4. How Men Hog the Stage ... 5. ... And Keep Centre Stage: Purism, Elitism & Sexism. 6. 'We'll Teach You to Go into Computing!'. 7. Language in Computing: 'Careful, Ladies Present!'. 8. What Chance New Ideas? 9. The Myth of Male Logic and Female Intuition -- IV. What is to be Done? 10. Adding-More-Women. 11. The Liberal Level. 12. The Radical Level. A Statistics.

"This book investigates women's perception of computers and describes the working environment for women in computing." "When computers have so much to offer - in the arts, in the workplace, or as labour-saving devices at home - women appear to have accepted computing as essentially a man's province. The author considers the effect of the culture and language of computing as well as the impact of the hardware in order to account for why so few women study computing in secondary and higher education. There is also consideration of whether there are more fundamental factors that deter women." "The book takes a strongly feminist standpoint without using technical terms from sociology or feminist theory. No prior knowledge of computing is assumed and all computing terms are explained, though not in ways patronising to the expert." "With its wide-ranging observations and ideas, this book makes an interesting and valuable contribution to the analysis of women's role in computing. The framework provided helps the reader to think about how women may be able to use computers creatively in the future and to take an equal role with men in the dramatic developments yet to come."--BOOK JACKET.

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