Gender Codes

Gender Codes

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The computing profession faces a serious gender crisis. Today, fewer women enter computing than anytime in the past 25 years. This book provides an unprecedented look at the history of women and men in computing, detailing how the computing profession emerged and matured, and how the field became male coded. Women's experiences working in offices, education, libraries, programming, and government are examined for clues on how and where women succeededa€”and where they struggled. It also provides a unique international dimension with studies examining the U.S., Great Britain, Germany, Norway, and Greece. Scholars in history, gender/women's studies, and science and technology studies, as well as department chairs and hiring directors will find this volume illuminating.... a€œPornography Display in 6.001 Provokes Debate on Decency, a€ Tech News (27 February 1998); available at edu/V118/N8/aporn.8n.html . ... played by Bill Murray and Gilda Radner in the late 1970s. ... ACMa#39;s initiative a€œNew Image for Computing, a€ see www.acm. org/membership/NIC.pdf (accessed August 2009).

Title:Gender Codes
Author:Thomas J. Misa
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2011-09-14


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