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The Resource Women and computers, Frances Grundy with John Grundy ; cartoons by Angela Martin

Women and computers, Frances Grundy with John Grundy ; cartoons by Angela Martin

Label
Women and computers
Title
Women and computers
Statement of responsibility
Frances Grundy with John Grundy ; cartoons by Angela Martin
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This book investigates women's perception of computers and describes the working environment for women in computing." "When computers have so much to offer - in the arts, in the workplace, or as labour-saving devices at home - women appear to have accepted computing as essentially a man's province. The author considers the effect of the culture and language of computing as well as the impact of the hardware in order to account for why so few women study computing in secondary and higher education. There is also consideration of whether there are more fundamental factors that deter women." "The book takes a strongly feminist standpoint without using technical terms from sociology or feminist theory. No prior knowledge of computing is assumed and all computing terms are explained, though not in ways patronising to the expert." "With its wide-ranging observations and ideas, this book makes an interesting and valuable contribution to the analysis of women's role in computing. The framework provided helps the reader to think about how women may be able to use computers creatively in the future and to take an equal role with men in the dramatic developments yet to come."--Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Grundy, A. F.
Dewey number
004.082
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA76.9.C66
LC item number
G78 1996eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1939-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Grundy, John
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Computers and civilization
  • Women in technology
  • Women
  • COMPUTERS
  • COMPUTERS
  • COMPUTERS
  • COMPUTERS
  • COMPUTERS
  • COMPUTERS
  • COMPUTERS
  • Computers and civilization
  • Women in technology
  • Women
  • Computers
  • Technologie
  • Vrouwen
Label
Women and computers, Frances Grundy with John Grundy ; cartoons by Angela Martin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-162) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Laying the foundations. 1. What I mean by 'feminism' -- II. Chips with everything ... 2. ... But not for girls. 3. And not in the home -- III. Women, computing and employment -- What it's like now. 4. How men hog the stage ... 5. ... And keep centre stage: purism, elitism & sexism. 6. 'We'll teach you to go into computing!'. 7. Language in computing: 'careful, ladies present!'. 8. What chance new ideas? 9. The myth of male logic and female intuition -- IV. What is to be done? 10. Adding-more-women. 11. The liberal level. 12. The radical level. A statistics
Control code
44960328
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (168 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585209814
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44960328
Label
Women and computers, Frances Grundy with John Grundy ; cartoons by Angela Martin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-162) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Laying the foundations. 1. What I mean by 'feminism' -- II. Chips with everything ... 2. ... But not for girls. 3. And not in the home -- III. Women, computing and employment -- What it's like now. 4. How men hog the stage ... 5. ... And keep centre stage: purism, elitism & sexism. 6. 'We'll teach you to go into computing!'. 7. Language in computing: 'careful, ladies present!'. 8. What chance new ideas? 9. The myth of male logic and female intuition -- IV. What is to be done? 10. Adding-more-women. 11. The liberal level. 12. The radical level. A statistics
Control code
44960328
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (168 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585209814
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)44960328

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