Family Life, Children and the Feminization of Computing

  • Alladi Venkatesh
  • Debora Dunkle
  • Amanda Wortman


With the entry of new technologies into the home, we are witnessing a proliferation of descriptors for the emerging home environment. These include such terms as smart homes, home automation and devices, the networked home, the home of the future, digital living, and of course the one offered in this book: the connected home. In general, they all seem to be pointing to the same story: that the modern home in this new media/internet age is undergoing a transformation. Home life as previously understood is changing. Computing and computers are of course central to this. But how and in what ways?


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alladi Venkatesh
    • 1
  • Debora Dunkle
    • 1
  • Amanda Wortman
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaIrvineUSA

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