Women, Work and Computing

Book Name : Women, Work and Computing

By by Ruth Woodfield

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Although few dispute the computer's place as a pivotal twentieth century artefact, little agreement has emerged over whether the changes it has precipitated are generally positive or negative in nature, or whether we should be contemplating our future association with the computer more with enthusiasm or trepidation. Specifically with regard to the relationship between women and computers, a diverse body of commentary has embraced the views of those who have found grounds for expressing pessimism about this association and those who have favoured a more optimistic assessment of the current situation and its probable future development. This book undertakes a thorough evaluation of the legitimacy and predictive power of the optimistic commentary. Using a large body of original qualitative data, it interrogates the bases of what it identifies as three waves of optimism and in doing so provides answers to some of the key questions asked in this field today. Cambridge University Press; December 2000 ISBN 9780511034381 Read online, or download in secure PDF format Title: Women, Work and Computing Author: Ruth Woodfield Imprint: Cambridge University Press Subject categories Economics > Industries. Land use. Labor > Labor. Work. Working class > Classes of labor Social Science > Gender Studies Business > Management Business > Organizational Behavior Social Science > Social Issues Economics > Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial management > Social responsibility of business Social Sciences Social Science > Women's Studies ISBNs 0511034385 9780521771894 9780511034381 In The Press 'Woodfield's discussion of her research and her detailed analysis of her interviews with Softech employees provides a fascinating window into an intense and highly selective work environment. This together with her discussion of the nature and validity of ethnographic work makes this book an excellent model for post-graduate research students designing similar studies of work environments.' Sociology

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Economics - Industries. Land use. Labor - Labor. Work. Working class - Classes of labor Social Science - Gender Studies Business - Management Business - Organizational Behavior Social Science - Social Issues Economics - Industries. Land use. Labor - Management. Industrial management - Social responsibility of business Social Sciences Social Science - Women's Studies

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0511034385 - 9780521771894 - 9780511034381

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'Woodfield's discussion of her research and her detailed analysis of her interviews with Softech employees provides a fascinating window into an intense and highly selective work environment. This together with her discussion of the nature and validity of ethnographic work makes this book an excellent model for post-graduate research students designing similar studies of work environments.' Sociology

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Cambridge University Press