Midwives with mobiles: A dialectical perspective on gender arising from technology introduction in rural Indonesia

@article{Chib2011MidwivesWM,
  title={Midwives with mobiles: A dialectical perspective on gender arising from technology introduction in rural Indonesia},
  author={Arul Chib and Vivian Hsueh-hua Chen},
  journal={New Media & Society},
  year={2011},
  volume={13},
  pages={486-501}
}
Mobile phones were introduced to rural midwives in tsunami-affected Indonesia, allowing them to contact medical experts and communicate with patients. 92 interviews were conducted with midwives, coordinators, doctors, and village representatives. This study applies a dialectical perspective to supplement the analytical frame of the ICT for healthcare development model (Chib et al., 2008), by addressing the multidimensionality of benefits and barriers. The theory of dialectical tension (Baxter… CONTINUE READING
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