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Old dreams, new means: An exploration of visions and situated knowledges information technologies
Department of Business Administration and Social Sciences, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden.
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Informatics.
Department of Human Work Sciences, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden.
2007 (English)In: Gender, Work and Organization, ISSN 0968-6673, E-ISSN 1468-0432, Vol. 14, no 4, 371-387 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this article is to explore the tensions and ambivalences of new and old technology and political visions of keeping viable, quality care and services for elderly citizens through the use of new information technologies. The visions of politicians and social service managers of keeping alive the welfare state and retaining its ability to offer quality care and services for elderly citizens are compared with the experiences of female care assistants and their expectations of technology. A feminist figure — the cyborg — will be used in this exploration. We consider how care assistants are integrated in networks of socio-technical relations between humans and non-humans, and the extent to which gender or asymmetrical power relations between women and men intervene in their stories.

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John Wiley & Sons, Inc. , 2007. Vol. 14, no 4, 371-387 p.
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care assistants, gender, new/old technologies, cyborg, socio-technical relations
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-7479DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0432.2007.00349.xOAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-7479DiVA: diva2:147150
Available from: 2008-01-10 Created: 2008-01-10 Last updated: 2010-08-26Bibliographically approved

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