History of Computing

ISBN: 9783319208367

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This important volume examines European perspectives on the historical relations that women have maintained with information and communication technologies (ICTs), since the telegraph. Features: describes how gendered networks have formed around ICT since the late 19th Century; reviews the gendered issues revealed by the conflict between the actress Ms Sylviac and the French telephone administration in 1904, or by ‘feminine’ blogs; examines how gender representations, age categories, and uses of ICT interact and are mutually formed in children’s magazines; illuminates the participation of women in the early days of computing, through a case study on the Rothamsted Statistics Department; presents a comparative study of women in computing in France, Finland and the UK, revealing similar gender divisions within the ICT professions of these countries; discusses diversity interventions and the part that history could (and should) play to ensure women do not take second place in specific occupational sectors.

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Title:
History of Computing
ISBN-13:
9783319208367
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Publisher:
Springer International Publishing
Published Date:
20151016
Edition:
1
Binding
Hardback
Pages:
174
Language:
English
Product Dim.:
9.25 H x 6.10 W (inches)

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