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Gender-Technology Relations in the Various Ages of Information Societies

  • Delphine GardeyEmail author
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Abstract

From “domination” to empowerment, gendered uses of information technologies appear in a variety of situations and interpretations. What is added to the history of technology by their social studies, and what is offered otherwise by the critical input of feminism on this field, is the idea that relations between humans and technologies (gender relations among them) are never set in advance but instead the object, as much as the end game of the analysis, as shown by Judy Wajcman. Yet the “seamless fabric” (with reference to Hughes’ work) interweaving the social and the technological and tying together gender and power relations is enduring; the role of historians is to acknowledge its lasting existence.

Keywords

Gender Relation Digital Economy Occupational Identity Corporate Space Gender Trouble 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Gender Institute, The Geneva School of Social SciencesGeneva UniversityGenevaSwitzerland

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