Technologies of Inclusion
The Information Society is evolving, with new 'ensembles' of social practices and of information and communication technologies (ICTs) emerging all the time. But not everyone is equally included. Breaking new ground with a focus on inclusion, and drawing on an extensive body of European research, this book analyzes a range of strategies that have succeeded in attracting more women and girls as users or designers of ICTs. The book reveals a set of underlying dynamics - what the authors call technologies of inclusion - by which different strategies work. It also highlights new gender-ICT ensembles which challenge the long-held notions of technology as a masculine domain. Technologies of Inclusion is a must read for scholars interested in shifting gender-technology relations, for practitioners interested in effective digital inclusion, and, indeed, for anyone interested in the evolving project of the Information Society.
Publication Date: 12/31/2011