Shaping Women's Work

Gender, Employment and Information Technology
Author: Juliet Webster
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317893484
Category: Social Science
Page: 232
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A new book offering a broad overview of the debates about technologies and gender relations at work in a range of occupational areas. Innovative in its approach it deals with gender relations in terms of the ways in which they influence the design and development of technologies, and how gender relations are themselves shaped by technologies. The book will draw heavily on the theoretical perspective looking at the ways in which sexual divisions of labour and gender relations in the workplace profoundly affect the direction and pace of technological change, and tracks the development of certain technologies showing how, through their evolution, they embody these social relations.

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trabalho feminino, cidadania e globalização : simpósio international, 28-30 de outubro de 1997
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Women
Page: 78
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Handbook of Science and Technology Studies

Author: Sheila Jasanoff,Gerald E Markle,James C Peterson,Trevor Pinch
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452213631
Category: Social Science
Page: 848
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For the most current, comprehensive resource in this rapidly evolving field, look no further than the Revised Edition of the Handbook of Science and Technology Studies. This masterful volume is the first resource in more than 15 years to define, summarize, and synthesize this complex multidisciplinary, international field. Tightly edited with contributions by an internationally recognized team of leading scholars, this volume addresses the crucial contemporary issues—both traditional and nonconventional—social studies, political studies, and humanistic studies in this changing field. Containing theoretical essays, extensive literature reviews, and detailed case studies, this remarkable volume clearly sets the standard for the field. It does nothing less than establish itself as the benchmark, one that will carry the field well into the next century.

Gendering the Knowledge Economy

Comparative Perspectives
Author: S. Walby,H. Gottfried,K. Gottschall,M. Osawa
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230624871
Category: Social Science
Page: 322
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Comparing the UK, US, Germany and Japan, this book draws on innovative concepts of varieties of gender regime as well as varieties of capitalism. The volume re-thinks the processes of de-gendering and re-gendering of working practices in the context of both de-regulation and re-regulation of employment.

Social theory and philosophy for information systems

Author: John Mingers,Leslie Willcocks
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780470851173
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 455
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In recent years information systems has evolved from a discipline based primarily on positivist, statistically-oriented research into a more pluralist discipline that allows debates about research methodologies; consideration of a range of social theories and philosophies; and more critical analyses and understandings of alternative approaches. This book has the intention of broadening research within the IS field. It collects together into one volume new critical assessments of major social theorists, philosophers and currents of thought. Detailed coverage is given to: functionalism and neo-functionalism, phenomenology (Husserl and Heidegger), critical theory (Adorno and Habermas), hermeneutics, Foucault, Giddens, actor network theory, social shaping of technology, critical realism and complexity theory. The book provides a vital, accessible and critically authoritative narrative on the relevance of these modes of thinking to information systems research. Contributors include: Debra Howcroft, Minh Q. Huynh, Fernando M. Ilharco, Lucas D. Introna, Matthew Jones, Heinz K. Klein, Allen S. Lee, M. Lynne Markus, Yasmin Merali, John Mingers, Nathalie Mitev, Kamal Munir, Michael D. Myers, Wanda Orlikowski, Stephen K. Probert, Leslie P. Willcocks, Melanie Wilson.

Män passar alltid?

nivå- och organisationsspecifika processer med exempel från handeln ; rapport till Utredningen om Fördelningen av Ekonomisk Makt och Ekonomiska Resurser mellan Kvinnor och Män
Author: Elisabeth Sundin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9789138208021
Category: Sex discrimination against women
Page: 163
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African Women and ICTs

Creating New Spaces with Technology
Author: Ineke Buskens,Anne Webb
Publisher: IDRC
ISBN: 1848131925
Category: Political Science
Page: 222
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This book explores the ways in which women in Africa utilize Information and Communication Technologies to facilitate their empowerment; whether through the mobile village phone business, through internet use, or through new career and ICT employment opportunities. Based on the outcome of an extensive research project, this timely books features chapters based on original primary field research undertaken by academics and activists who have investigated situations within their own communities and countries. The discussion includes such issues as the notion of ICTs for empowerment and as agents of change, ICTs in the fight against gender-based violence, and how ICTs could be used to re-conceptualize public and private spaces.

Making Sense of Society

An Introduction to Sociology
Author: Ian Marsh
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Category: Social Science
Page: 643
View: 3733

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This textbook has been specially written to meet the demands of students who may be studying sociology on a variety of different levels, but who all need to understand the fundamentals of sociological thought to make sense of the society around them. rather than learn by rote, and the material in the book has been designed to be as interactive as possible. Up-to-date case studies and data are used wherever appropriate. Each chapter contains a chapter outline, learning objectives, activities, boxed material (case studies, comparative material and definitions), a summary and suggestions for further reading.

Theoretical Perspectives on Gender and Development

Author: Jane L. Parpart,Eudine Barriteau
Publisher: IDRC
ISBN: 9780889369108
Category: Social Science
Page: 215
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Theoretical Perspectives on Gender and Development demystifies the theory of gender and development and shows how it plays an important role in everyday life. It explores the evolution of gender and development theory, introduces competing theoretical frameworks and examines new and emerging debates. The focus is on the implications of theory for policy and practice, and the need to theorize gender and development to create a more egalitarian society. Classroom exercises, study questions, activities, and case studies are included. It is designed for use in both formal and nonformal educational settings.

The Sociology of Labour Markets

Author: Ralph Fevre
Publisher: N.A
Category: Industrial sociology
Page: 196
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A text about how people get jobs (or not) and how employers get workers (or not). It attempts to systematize sociologists' observations about the labour market, dwelling on people and work, workers and jobs, labour markets and the state, and theory and method.

Social Movements

An Introduction
Author: Donatella della Porta,Mario Diani
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405148217
Category: Social Science
Page: 360
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Social Movements is a comprehensive introduction and critical analysis of collective action in society today. In this new edition, the authors have updated all chapters with the most recent scientific literature, expanded on topics such as individual motivations, new media, public policies, and governance. Draws on research and empirical work across the social sciences to address the key questions in this international field. New edition expands on topics such as individual motivations, new media, public policies, and governance. Has been redesigned in a more user-friendly format.

Comparative Perspectives on Work-Life Balance and Gender Equality

Fathers on Leave Alone
Author: Margaret O'Brien,Karin Wall
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319429701
Category: Social Science
Page: 266
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This book is open access under a CC BY-NC 2.5 license. This book portrays men’s experiences of home alone leave and how it affects their lives and family gender roles in different policy contexts and explores how this unique parental leave design is implemented in these contrasting policy regimes. The book brings together three major theoretical strands: social policy, in particular the literature on comparative leave policy developments; family and gender studies, in particular the analysis of gendered divisions of work and care and recent shifts in parenting and work-family balance; critical studies of men and masculinities, with a specific focus on fathers and fathering in contemporary western societies and life-courses. Drawing on empirical data from in-depth interviews with fathers across eleven countries, the book shows that the experiences and social processes associated with fathers’ home alone leave involve a diversity of trends, revealing both innovations and absence of change, including pluralization as well as the constraining influence of policy, gender, and social context. As a theoretical and empirical book it raises important issues on modernization of the life course and the family in contemporary societies. The book will be of particular interest to scholars in comparing western societies and welfare states as well as to scholars seeking to understand changing work-life policies and family life in societies with different social and historical pathways.

Gender and the Information Revolution in Africa

Author: Eva-Maria Rathgeber,Edith Ofwona Adera,International Development Research Centre (Canada)
Publisher: IDRC
ISBN: 0889369038
Category: History
Page: 247
View: 1896

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Gender and the Information Revolution in Africa