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Women, Work and Computing

Ruth Woodfield

Format: Paperback

Language: English

Pages: 222

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (January 29, 2001)

ISBN: 0521777356

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It has been suggested that the ideal worker for occupational computing is now the hybrid--someone with excellent interpersonal as well as technical skills. It has also been suggested that women, because of their historical relationship with such skills, find themselves faced with a golden opportunity in computing. A further claim that computers can provide women with additional opportunities insofar as they provide changes in gender consciousness has also been mooted. Via the exploration and analysis of new qualitative evidence this book assesses the likelihood of these opportunities being realized.