Women, Gender and Technology, Leisure, Pleasure or Penury?

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  • Short Paper Presentations

Presentation Title:

  • Women, Gender and Technology, Leisure, Pleasure or Penury?

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Abstract:

  • Jackie Hatfield will look at the status of women’s imaging professions in Medieval Europe and the gender division of labour then in relation to current theories around gender and technological work. She will consider whether the computer revolution has had a democratising effect on gender imbalances in the workplace prevalent in pi, the previous industrial revolution – Who are the revolutionaries? Looking at women and their involvement with computing technology as both as imagiers and programmers she investigates the nature and status of the work in both public and private spaces, and considers this in relation to historical revolutionary technological developments, and their impact on the construction of gender.

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