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Feminism Confronts Technology

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In the first major study of its kind, Judy Wajcman challenges the common assumption that technology is gender neutral and analyzes its influence on the lives of women.

Does technology liberate women and encourage equality, or are the new technologies reinforcing sexual divisions in society? Does the problem lie in men's monopoly of technology, or is technology itself in som
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Paperback, 194 pages
Published August 6th 1991 by Penn State University Press (first published 1991)
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A. Synopsis: This book examines women’s relationship to technology. It challenges the assumption that technology is gender neutral. Wajcman examines only specific areas where the gender of technology has had an impact; office technologies, reproductive technologies, domestic technologies, the built environment (the house itself), the computer.
B. Feminist critiques of science and technology
1. Women have achieved little access to scientific institutions. So what are the main critiques of science b
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