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Gender and IT Goes Second Millennium
Teknovetenskapliga studier, Blekinge Tekniska Högskola.
Teknovetenskapliga studier, Blekinge Tekniska Högskola.
Institutt for Informatikk, Gruppe for Informasjonssystemer, Universitetet i Oslo.
2006 (English)In: E-CAP 2006 European Computing and Philosophy Conference, 2006Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Where does feminist research on gender and IT stand today? What are the possibilities now and for the future? How does today’s research both build on and break with earlier approaches? In this article, we make a journey, where the starting point is taken in re-visiting two positions, liberal feminism and radical feminism, in the history of gender and (information) technology. We make a historical exposé to highlight some of the questions feminist technology research has been engaged in, in order to relate, inspire, challenge and partly also provoke future research. We then link these approaches to our own position in feminist technoscience research. This perspective opens up the world of information technology as a world of networks, relations, and negotiations going on within localised and situated practices, where IT and gender are continuously co-constructing each other. Feminist technoscience research challenges much of the present understandings, interpretations and even experiences of information technology and it demands re-thinking the foundations of computing. We discuss concepts and figurations developed within feminist technoscience research, that encourage us to imagine, think and do things differently, and we ask: “How do we make a difference?”

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IT, information technology, gender, gender research, feminist technoscience
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-35637OAI: diva2:345745
European Computing and Philosophy Conference
Available from: 2010-08-26 Created: 2010-08-26

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