Gender and Information Technology: Moving Beyond Access to by Mary Kirk

By Mary Kirk

Todays massive technological development advantages many; although, it is still a privilege because it simply advantages people with electronic details entry. additionally, regardless of the expansion of computers and know-how in society, the proportion of girls, particularly ladies of colour, concerned with the technological enlargement has persisted at a reduce. ladies in Computing and IT: matters and techniques towards a Partnership version explores the decline in lady involvement in expertise in addition to different discriminatory and stereotypical concerns concerning the undefined. this crucial, compelling name defines middle roots of the matter whereas offering suggestions from a feminist viewpoint.

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Eisler’s systems-level interdisciplinary analysis (which includes disciplines such as art, archeology, social science, history, and religion) of the prehistory of Western civilization documents thousands of years of peaceful and prosperous prepatriarchal civilization that featured an equalitarian, communal social organization. Even though these cultures were matrilineal, Eisler (1987) does not believe that the evidence supports describing them as “matriarchies,” which is the opposite of patriarchy, with women dominating men.

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My sister (and lifelong friend) Kerry Kirk has steadfastly supported my every wish and dream, no matter how absurd or fantastic, since the moment I was born over 53 years ago. There are no words adequate enough to thank her for gracing me with a lifetime of such enduring faith and unconditional love. Thank you, sister-friend. Fixed the newel post! xxxvi To my readers, I want to thank you for reading this book and for having faith in our possibilities as human beings to manifest our greatest potential.

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