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Gender codes
Thomas J. Misa

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Gender codes
why women are leaving computing
edited by Thomas J. Misa

Published 2010 by Wiley, IEEE Computer Society in Hoboken, N.J, [Piscataway, NJ] .
Written in English.

About the Book

The computing profession is facing a serious gender crisis. Women are abandoning the computing field. This book explains the complex social and cultural processes at work in gender and computing today. Through engaging historical accounts, this book tells the stories of women programmers, systems analysts, managers, and IT executives who flooded this field. It then examines why the computing field has declined in female participants.--[book cover]

Table of Contents

Gender codes : defining the problem / Thomas J. Misa
Computer science : the incredible shrinking woman / Caroline Clarke Hayes
Masculinity and the machine man : gender in the history of data processing / Thomas Haigh
A gendered job carousel : employment effects of computer automation / Corinna Schlombs
Meritocracy and feminization in conflict : computerization in the British government / Marie Hicks
Making programming masculine / Nathan Ensmenger
Gender and computing in the push-button library / Greg Downey
Cultural perceptions of computers in Norway 1980-2007 : from "anybody" via "male experts" to "everybody" / Hilde G. Corneliussen
Constructing gender and technology in advertising images : feminine and masculine computer parts / Aristotle Tympas ... [et al.]
The pleasure paradox : bridging the gap between popular images of computing and women's historical experiences / Janet Abbate
Programming enterprise : women entrepreneurs in software and computer services / Jeffrey R. Yost
Gender codes : lessons from history / Thomas J. Misa
Gender codes : prospects for change / Caroline Clarke Hayes.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.


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QA76.9.W65 G463 2010

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