Women, Work and Computerization

Charting a Course to the Future

  • Ellen Balka
  • Richard Smith

Part of the IFIP — The International Federation for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 44)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Ellen Balka
      Pages 1-8
  3. The Absence of Women in Computing

    1. Ellen Van Oost
      Pages 9-16
    2. Rosemary Pringle, Sue Nielsen, Liisa Von Hellens, Anita Greenhill, Lynne Parfitt
      Pages 26-33
    3. D. Ramanee Peiris, Peter Gregor, V. Indigo
      Pages 34-41
  4. Training and Careers

    1. M. Suriya, Androniki Panteli
      Pages 42-49
    2. Iwona Miliszewska, John Horwood
      Pages 50-57
    3. V. Chan, K. Stafford, M. Klawe, G. Chen
      Pages 58-69
    4. Judith Symonds
      Pages 70-77
    5. A. Durndell, Z. Haag, D. Asenova, H. Laithwaite
      Pages 78-85
    6. Annemieke Craig, Andrew Stein
      Pages 86-93
    7. ARC
      M. Klawe, I. Cavers, F. Popowich, G. Chen
      Pages 94-101
  5. The Nuts and Bolts of System Design

    1. Alison Adam
      Pages 102-110
    2. Catherine Sherron
      Pages 111-118
    3. Cecile K. M. Crutzen, Jack F. Gerrissen
      Pages 127-136
    4. Els Rommes
      Pages 137-145
    5. H. Abimbola Soriyan, Anja Mursu, Mikko Korpela
      Pages 146-154
    6. E. Turner, L. Stepulevage
      Pages 155-163
  6. Gender Differences in Computer Use

    1. Julie Fisher, Annemieke Craig
      Pages 164-173
    2. Sharon Mcdonald, Linda Spencer
      Pages 174-181
    3. Christine Owen
      Pages 182-190
  7. Citizenship

    1. Paula Roberts
      Pages 191-198
    2. Annelie Ekelin, Pirjo Elovaara
      Pages 199-207
    3. Leslie Regan Shade
      Pages 217-224
  8. Computers in Everyday Life

    1. Tove Håpnes, Bente Rasmussen
      Pages 233-240
    2. Tove Håpnes, Bente Rasmussen
      Pages 241-249
  9. Women and Work

    1. Roma Harris
      Pages 250-259
    2. Allison Pugh
      Pages 260-267
    3. Crystal Fulton
      Pages 268-275
    4. Susan Bryant
      Pages 276-283
    5. Leanne Wood
      Pages 284-291
  10. The Use of Computers in Education

    1. Paula Chegwidden
      Pages 292-299
    2. Helen J. Richardson, Sheila French
      Pages 300-307

About this book


ELLENBALKA Simon Fraser University ebalka@Sfu. ca 1. INTRODUCTION In developing the call for papers for the 7th International Federation of Information Processors (IFIP) Women, Work and Computerization Conference, we sought to cast our net widely. We wanted to encourage presenters to think broadly about women, work and computerization. Towards this end, the programme committee developed a call for papers that, in its final form, requested paper submissions around four related themes. These are (1) Setting the Course: Taking Stock of Where We Are and Where We're Going; (2) Charting Undiscovered Terrain: Creating Models, Tools and Theories; (3) Navigating the Unknown: Sex, Time, Space and Place, and (4) Taking the Helm: Education and Pedagogy. Our overall conference theme, 'Charting a Course to the Future' was inspired in part by Vancouver's geography, which is both coastal and mountainous. As such, navigation plays an important part in the lives of many as we seek to enjoy our environs. In addition, as the first Women, Work and Computerization conference of the new millennium, we hoped to encourage the broad community of scholars that has made past Women, Work and Computerization conferences a success to actively engage in imagining--and working towards-- a better future for women in relation to computers. The contributions to this volume are both a reflection of the hard work undertaken by many to improve the situation of women in relation to computerization, and a testament to how much work is yet to be done.


Internet Methodologie computer computer science networks system development

Editors and affiliations

  • Ellen Balka
    • 1
  • Richard Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Simon Fraser UniversityCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-6977-7
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-35509-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-4238
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-422X
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