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Title Bringing technology home : gender and technology in a changing Europe / edited by Cynthia Cockburn and Ruža Fürst-Dilić
Published Buckingham [England] ; Philadelphia : Open University Press, 1994


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 W'PONDS  303.483082 Coc/Bth  AVAILABLE
Description x, 187 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents Sweeping away the dust of tradition: vacuum cleaning as a site of technical and social innovation / Riitta Smeds, Outi Huida, Elina Haavio-Mannila and Kaisa Kauppinen-Toropainen -- 'Let's nuke the dinner': Discursive practices of gender in the creation of a new cooking process / Susan Ormrod -- Computerization in Greek banking: the gendering of jobs and payment practices / Katerina Arvanitaki and Maria Stratrigaki -- Women users in the design process of a food robot: innovation in a French domestic appliance company / Danielle Chabaud-Rychter -- Technological flexibility: bringing gender into technology (or was it the other way round?) / Anne-Jorunn Berg -- Hopes and disappointments of technological change: a case study in Russian hosiery production / Vitalina Koval -- Bodies, machines and male power / M. Carme Alemany Gomez -- Women, technology and societal failure in former Yugoslavia / Andjelka Milić -- A gendered socio-technical construction: the smart house / Anne-Jorunn Berg
Summary New products, new production processes: are they bringing equality to the lives of women and men? This text presents studies of the design, production, distribution and use of household technologies. As the innovations progress they reveal masculinity and femininity, power and subordination
Analysis Europe
Society Role of Technology
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Gender identity.
Housewives -- Effect of technological innovations on -- Europe.
Sex role -- Europe.
Technological innovations -- Social aspects -- Europe.
Technology -- Social aspects -- Europe.
Women in technology -- Europe.
Women -- Effect of technological innovations on -- Europe.
Author Cockburn, Cynthia.
First-Dilić, Ruža.
Open University.
LC no. 93032058
ISBN 0335191584 (paperback)
0335191592 (hbk.)