Gender issues in learning and working with information technology: social constructs and cultural contexts

Sara Goodman (Editor), Shirley Booth (Editor), Gill Kirkup (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportAnthology (editor)Research

Abstract

Gender Differences in Learning and Working with Technology: Social Constructs and Cultural Contexts discusses the social studies of information technology, specifically how IT skills are learned and how such skills are gendered. This book draws upon the disciplines of sociology, education, cultural and media studies, and gender studies, using a variety of research methods and theoretical perspectives to approach gender and IT in different contexts: education settings, work settings and everyday life. This unique reference source brings to light gender relations and IT, examining them in a multidimensional way.

Gender, equity, learning, and information technology can intersect to form a theoretical and abstract field of knowledge emanating from very real, concrete, lived experiences.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages396
ISBN (Print)978-1-61520-813-5 (hbk)
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Gender Studies

Free keywords

  • gender in computer science
  • masculinity and IT
  • women in computer science
  • virtual learning
  • Feminism and IT
  • feminism and ICT
  • distance education
  • adult education
  • workplace
  • Gender
  • IT
  • learning
  • sexuality
  • comparative cultural studies

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Gender issues in learning and working with information technology: social constructs and cultural contexts'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this