Wed.26.10.16. Reflections on Gender and Technology Studies: In What State is the Art? – Judy Wajcman

12:00–13:00
T1005 iLab, ground floor South Building
Wajcman, J., 2000. Reflections on Gender and Technology Studies: In What State is the Art? Social Studies of Science, Vol. 30, No. 3. (Jun., 2000), pp. 447-464 [online] Available at:<http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0306-3127%28200006%2930%3A3%3C447%3AROGATS%3E2.0.CO%3B2-%23> [Accessed 29 July 2016].

Abstract
This Comment reflects upon the relationship between gender and
technology, and how it has been theorized in recent decades. I argue that while
feminist approaches have had considerable influence on mainstream social studies of science and technology, tensions remain. I go on to explore the proliferation of feminist research which conceptualizes technology as culture. I suggest that the
contemporary focus on cultural representation and consumption, exciting and
productive as it is in many respects, has contributed to the neglect of design studies.
These are necessary to fully elucidate how gender relations figure in the construction
of technology.

 

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