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Schriftenreihe der internationalen Frauenuniversität "Technik und Kultur"

Feminist Challenges in the Information Age

Information as a Social Resource

Editors: Floyd, C., Kelkar, G., Klein-Franke, S., Kramarae, C., Limpangog, C. (Eds.)

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About this book

In summer 2000, about 160 women students, scientists and professionals from all over the world gathered at the University of Hamburg to join in the International Women´s University, Project Area Information. The articles in this book report on the ongoing work and the results obtained in this unique setting, which allowed for creativity and for a world-wide cooperation and exchange of views amongst women. The program was oriented mainly towards the idea of information as a social resource. It aimed to bring out women´s perspectives on understanding information and on exploring how to develop information for human needs. The focus was on how modern information and communication technologies interact with and radically change traditional ways of dealing with information, thus giving rise to information societies rooted in different cultures. Information societies come with new challenges and opportunities for women. Engaging actively and taking advantage of the technology, therefore, can be seen as a way of empowerment. The book brings out how building international learning communities opens the way to meet the challenges ahead: gendering information technology; enhancing communication; supporting cooperative, interactive learning; networking for community development; and fostering democracy.

About the authors

Christiane Floyd, Professor and Head of the Software Engineering Group at the Informatics Department, University of Hamburg;
Govind Kelkar, Ph.D. in Political Economy, Professor of History and Gender and Development Studies, Consultant for the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO);
Silvie Klein-Franke, Ph.D. Immunobiology/Biochemistry; further education in affirmative action;
Cheris Kramarae, Professor, Center for the Study of Women in Society, University of Oregon;
Cirilia P. Limpangog, B.Sc. Mass Communication, Master in Public Administration, post graduate fellow in Germany on 'Gender and Corruption'.

Table of contents (30 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Floyd, Christiane (et al.)

    Pages 13-15

  • The Challenges of Building ifu

    Floyd, Christiane (et al.)

    Pages 19-36

  • Students’ Motivations for Joining ifu

    Floyd, Christiane

    Pages 37-39

  • The Experience of Living ifu

    Kelkar, Govind (et al.)

    Pages 41-51

  • Revising Sisterhood: from Unity to Affinity

    Mihelj, Sabina

    Pages 53-66

Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-322-94954-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $109.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-8100-3255-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Feminist Challenges in the Information Age
Book Subtitle
Information as a Social Resource
Editors
  • Christiane Floyd
  • Govind Kelkar
  • Silvie Klein-Franke
  • Cheris Kramarae
  • Cirilia Limpangog
Series Title
Schriftenreihe der internationalen Frauenuniversität "Technik und Kultur"
Series Volume
5
Copyright
2002
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-322-94954-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-322-94954-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-8100-3255-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
421
Number of Illustrations
103 b/w illustrations
Topics