History of Computing

Connecting Women

Women, Gender and ICT in Europe in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century

Editors: Schafer, Valérie, Thierry, Benjamin G. (Eds.)

  • Provides a unique European perspective
  • Describes important past research, as well as the current state of the art
  • Presents a long-term vision from an international and interdisciplinary selection of experts
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This important volume examines European perspectives on the historical relations that women have maintained with information and communication technologies (ICTs), since the telegraph. Features: describes how gendered networks have formed around ICT since the late 19th Century; reviews the gendered issues revealed by the conflict between the actress Ms Sylviac and the French telephone administration in 1904, or by ‘feminine’ blogs; examines how gender representations, age categories, and uses of ICT interact and are mutually formed in children’s magazines; illuminates the participation of women in the early days of computing, through a case study on the Rothamsted Statistics Department; presents a comparative study of women in computing in France, Finland and the UK, revealing similar gender divisions within the ICT professions of these countries; discusses diversity interventions and the part that history could (and should) play to ensure women do not take second place in specific occupational sectors.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Connecting Gender, Women and ICT in Europe: A Long-Term Perspective

    Schafer, Valérie (et al.)

    Pages 1-23

  • Telegraphy and the “New Woman” in Late-Nineteenth-Century Europe

    Müller, Simone M.

    Pages 27-46

  • Airing the Differences: An Approach to the Role of Women in the Spanish Free Radio Movement (1976–2014)

    Pérez Martínez, José Emilio

    Pages 47-60

  • From Marie-Claire Magazine’s Authoritative Pedagogy to the Hellocoton Blog Platform’s Knowledge Sharing: Between Gender Construction and Gender Appropriation

    Geers, Alexie

    Pages 61-73

  • The Sylviac Affair (1904–1910) or Joan of Arc Versus the Demoiselles du Téléphone

    Pinsolle, Dominique

    Pages 77-87

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eBook $84.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-20837-4
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-20836-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-36484-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Connecting Women
Book Subtitle
Women, Gender and ICT in Europe in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Century
Editors
  • Valérie Schafer
  • Benjamin G. Thierry
Series Title
History of Computing
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-20837-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-20837-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-20836-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36484-1
Series ISSN
2190-6831
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 174
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