Boys and machines: gendered computer identities, regulation and resistance

  title={Boys and machines: gendered computer identities, regulation and resistance},
  author={Jane Abbiss},
  journal={Gender and Education},
  pages={601 - 617}
  • J. Abbiss
  • Published 15 June 2011
  • Sociology
  • Gender and Education
Students negotiate their masculine and feminine identities as students of information and communication technology (ICT) and computer users as they participate in specialist ICT courses and in other areas of their lives. As they negotiate these roles, they are established in relations of power and authority with the technology and with each other. Case study research relating to students’ experiences in specialist computer courses in a New Zealand secondary school reveals a complex and dynamic… 
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