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Gender and the digital economy [electronic resource] : perspectives from the developing world / editors, Cecilia Ng Choon Sim, Swasti Mitter.

Contributor(s): Ng, Cecilia, 1950- | Mitter, Swasti, 1939-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, 2005Description: 1 online resource (262 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9788132103622 (electronic bk.); 8132103629 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Women in economic development -- Developing countries | Information society -- Developing countries | Information technology -- Economic aspects -- Developing countries | Women -- Effect of technological innovations on -- Developing countries | Women -- Developing countries -- Economic conditions -- 21st century | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Feminism & Feminist TheoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Gender and the digital economy.DDC classification: 305.42/09172/4 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Gender and empowerment in the information economy : an introduction / Swasti Mitter and Cecilia Ng Choon Sim -- Globalization, ICTs, and economic empowerment : a feminist critique / Swasti Mitter -- From 'information' to 'knowledge' societies? : Argentina in the context of engendered regional globalization / Martha Rold�an -- Female spaces in the Philippines' ICT industry / Czarina Saloma-Akpedonu -- Women's agency and the IT industry in India / Govind Kelkar, Girija Shrestha, and Veena N -- Valuing women's voices : call center workers in Malaysia and India / Cecilia Ng Choon Sim and Swasti Mitter -- Women weavers online : rural Moroccan women on the Internet / Susan Schaefer Davis -- Virtual community building for networking among women / Isabel Zorn -- Gender-net : a political goal of communication technologies / Dora In�es Mun�evar M. and Juan Aburto Arrieta -- Thinking big to accelerate gender equality and transformation in the ICT arena / Gillian M. Marcelle.
Summary: In the global discourse on ICTs, the concern so far has primarily been outsourcing and the loss of service sector jobs from the developed world. This book focuses, instead, on the positive aspects of the digital economy as they relate to women in the developing world. It illustrates--with case studies from Argentina, Morocco, India, Malaysia and the Philippines--how economic empowerment through the medium of ICTs can change the position of women within their families and the workplace, even in the face of uneven development processes. This timely volume, which is rooted in primary and original r.
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Gender and empowerment in the information economy : an introduction / Swasti Mitter and Cecilia Ng Choon Sim -- Globalization, ICTs, and economic empowerment : a feminist critique / Swasti Mitter -- From 'information' to 'knowledge' societies? : Argentina in the context of engendered regional globalization / Martha Rold�an -- Female spaces in the Philippines' ICT industry / Czarina Saloma-Akpedonu -- Women's agency and the IT industry in India / Govind Kelkar, Girija Shrestha, and Veena N -- Valuing women's voices : call center workers in Malaysia and India / Cecilia Ng Choon Sim and Swasti Mitter -- Women weavers online : rural Moroccan women on the Internet / Susan Schaefer Davis -- Virtual community building for networking among women / Isabel Zorn -- Gender-net : a political goal of communication technologies / Dora In�es Mun�evar M. and Juan Aburto Arrieta -- Thinking big to accelerate gender equality and transformation in the ICT arena / Gillian M. Marcelle.

In the global discourse on ICTs, the concern so far has primarily been outsourcing and the loss of service sector jobs from the developed world. This book focuses, instead, on the positive aspects of the digital economy as they relate to women in the developing world. It illustrates--with case studies from Argentina, Morocco, India, Malaysia and the Philippines--how economic empowerment through the medium of ICTs can change the position of women within their families and the workplace, even in the face of uneven development processes. This timely volume, which is rooted in primary and original r.

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