author={Judy Wajcman},
  journal={Information, Communication \& Society},
  pages={287 - 298}
  • J. Wajcman
  • Published 1 June 2007
  • Sociology
  • Information, Communication & Society
This paper situates current discussions of women's position in ICTs in the wider context of feminist debates on gender and technology. While a common trend among early feminist theorists was a profound pessimism about the inherent masculinity of technology, this was replaced during the 1990s by an unwarranted optimism about the liberating potential of technoscience for women. This article gives an account of both technophobia and technophilia, arguing that recent approaches drawing on the… 
Technology and Feminism: A Strange Couple
The "gender digital divide" constitutes a prolific research program that compares the differences between women and men in access to Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). Nevertheless,
Gender-Technology Relations in the Various Ages of Information Societies
From “domination” to empowerment, gendered uses of information technologies appear in a variety of situations and interpretations. What is added to the history of technology by their social studies,
This paper presents a first analysis of popular Internet humour about gender. The focus is on the extent to which such humour encodes sexist, feminist, and post-feminist ideologies. Utilizing a novel
Gender and Technoscience: A Historical Perspective
This paper explores turning points in the historical relationship between gender and technoscience, most notably the gender parity of the 2009 Nobel Prizes; the public debate on the
FEMINISM, TECHNOLOGY AND THE INFORMATION SOCIETY Learning from the past, imagining the future
This article examines second wave and post-second wave feminist writing about the possibilities of (contemporaneously) new information and communication technologies. A number of texts by key
Between Feminism and Fun(ny)mism: Analyzing Gender in Popular Internet Humor
This paper presents a first analysis of popular Internet humor about gender. The focus is on the extent to which such humor encodes sexist, feminist, and postfeminist ideologies. Utilizing a novel
Is Journalism Gender E-Qual?
This paper examines the role of digitalisation in shaping and reproducing gender relations in journalism. It builds on the concepts of Bourdieu’s field theory and its feminist appropriations to study
‘Gendering the Digital’: The Impact of Gender and Technology Perspectives on the Sociological Imagination
This chapter makes the case for a gendering of the digital age, arguing for increased recognition of the gendered dimensions of the digital in everyday life. Over the years, a large corpus of
The Digital Divide: An Inquiry from Feminist Perspectives
  • L. Gurung
  • Sociology
    Dhaulagiri Journal of Sociology and Anthropology
  • 2018
Exponential use of ICT has brought colossal opportunities as well as challenges to the present society. In spite of increasing women’s involvement in Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) ,
The Three Harms of Gendered Technology
  • Lena Wang
  • Computer Science
    Australas. J. Inf. Syst.
  • 2020
It is concluded that effective regulation should focus on the design features in technological innovations, which reflect and entrenches harmful stereotypes of women’s submissiveness, causing psychological harm.


Zeros + ones : digital women + the new technoculture
Arguing that the computer is rewriting the old conceptions of man and his world, this work suggests that the telecoms revolution is also a sexual revolution which undermines the fundamental
The Gendered Cyborg: A reader
The Gendered Cyborg brings together material from a variety of disciplines that analyze the relationship between gender and technoscience, and the way that this relationship is represented through
Feminism Confronts Technology
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Cool, Creative and Egalitarian? Exploring Gender in Project-Based New Media Work in Euro
The new media industries are popularly regarded as cool, creative and egalitarian. This view is held by academics, policy-makers and also by new media workers themselves, who cite the youth, dynamism
Women, careers and information technology: An introduction
This special issue revisits the relationship between women, work and technology, focusing specifically on gender equity in information technology (IT) employment. Along with theoretical contestation
Brothers: Male Dominance and Technological Change
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This book is a varied and diverse collection of articles which attempt to construct a sexual politics of `expertise' . It is an initiative of the Radical Science Collective, and all the contributions
A manifesto for Cyborgs: Science, technology, and socialist feminism in the 1980s
(1987). A manifesto for Cyborgs: Science, technology, and socialist feminism in the 1980s. Australian Feminist Studies: Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 1-42.
Configuring the User as Everybody: Gender and Design Cultures in Information and Communication Technologies
Based on two case studies of the design of electronic communication networks developed in the public and private sector, this article explores the barriers within current design cultures to account