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Title Gender and the digital economy : perspectives from the developing world / editors, Cecilia Ng Choon Sim, Swasti Mitter
Published New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (262 pages) : illustrations
Contents Gender and empowerment in the information economy : an introduction / Swasti Mitter and Cecilia Ng Choon Sim -- Globalization, ICTs, and economic empowerment : a feminist critique / Swasti Mitter -- From 'information' to 'knowledge' societies? : Argentina in the context of engendered regional globalization / Martha Roldán -- Female spaces in the Philippines' ICT industry / Czarina Saloma-Akpedonu -- Women's agency and the IT industry in India / Govind Kelkar, Girija Shrestha, and Veena N -- Valuing women's voices : call center workers in Malaysia and India / Cecilia Ng Choon Sim and Swasti Mitter -- Women weavers online : rural Moroccan women on the Internet / Susan Schaefer Davis -- Virtual community building for networking among women / Isabel Zorn -- Gender-net : a political goal of communication technologies / Dora Inés Munévar M. and Juan Aburto Arrieta -- Thinking big to accelerate gender equality and transformation in the ICT arena / Gillian M. Marcelle
Summary In the global discourse on ICTs, the concern so far has primarily been outsourcing and the loss of service sector jobs from the developed world. This book focuses, instead, on the positive aspects of the digital economy as they relate to women in the developing world. It illustrates--with case studies from Argentina, Morocco, India, Malaysia and the Philippines--how economic empowerment through the medium of ICTs can change the position of women within their families and the workplace, even in the face of uneven development processes. This timely volume, which is rooted in primary and original r
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Information society -- Developing countries.
Information technology -- Economic aspects -- Developing countries.
Women in economic development -- Developing countries.
Women -- Effect of technological innovations on -- Developing countries.
Women -- Developing countries -- Economic conditions -- 21st century.
Form Electronic book
Author Mitter, Swasti, 1939-2016.
Ng, Cecilia, 1950-
ISBN 0761934103 (HB)
8132103629 (electronic bk.)
8132112652 (ebook)
8178295733 (India-HB)
9780761934103 (HB)
9788132103622 (electronic bk.)
9788132112655 (ebook)
9788178295732 (India-HB)