The technology question in feminism: A view from feminist technology studies

  title={The technology question in feminism: A view from feminist technology studies},
  author={Wendy Faulkner},
  journal={Womens Studies International Forum},
  • W. Faulkner
  • Published 2001
  • Sociology, Art
  • Womens Studies International Forum

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