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New Gender Relations in the transforming IT-industry of Malaysia
Luleå University of Technology, Sweden. (Centrum för genusforskning)
2010 (English)In: Gender Issues in Learning and Working with Information Technology: Social Constructs and Cultural Contexts / [ed] Shirley Booth, Sara Goodman and Gill Kirkup (eds.), Hershey, Pennsylvania:: Information Science Reference, 2010, 1, 25-47 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter investigates how and why computer science in Malaysia is dominated by women. Drawing on recent critical interventions in gender and technology studies the paper aims at opening up for more culturally situated analyses of the gendering of technology or the technology of gendering with the Malaysian case exemplifying the core of the argument. The paper argues along four different strands of critical thought: (1) A critique of the ‘black-boxing’ of gender in gender and technology studies; (2) A critique of the Anglo-centric bias of gender and technology studies advocating more of context sensitivity and focus on the cultural embeddedness of gender and technology relations; (3) In line with that, also paying more attention to spatial practices and body politics in regard to race, class, and gender in gender and technology relations; 4. A critique of ‘western’ positional notions of gender configurations and opening up for more fluid constructions of gender identity including the many crossovers between relational and positional definitions of femininity and masculinity.

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Hershey, Pennsylvania:: Information Science Reference, 2010, 1. 25-47 p.
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Gender Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-12736DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-813-5.ch002ISBN: 9781615208135 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-12736DiVA: diva2:513537
Available from: 2012-04-02 Created: 2012-04-02 Last updated: 2013-08-26Bibliographically approved

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