Author: Judy Wajcman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745638058

Category: Social Science

Page: 156

View: 9967

This timely and engaging book argues that technoscientific advances are radically transforming the woman-machine relationship. However, it is feminist politics rather than the technologies themselves that make the difference. TechnoFeminism fuses the visionary insights of cyberfeminism with a materialist analysis of the sexual politics of technology.

Ecofeminism in Dialogue

Author: Douglas A. Vakoch,Sam Mickey

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498569285

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

View: 2709

This anthology situates the cultural and literary theories of ecofeminism in an interdisciplinary and global dialogue. It brings ecofeminism into conversation with several areas of inquiry, including ecocriticism, postcolonialism, geography, environmental law, religion, geoengineering, systems thinking, family therapy, and environmental justice.

Writing Studies Research in Practice

Methods and Methodologies

Author: Lee Nickoson,Mary P Sheridan

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809331152

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 289

View: 2982

An essential reference for students and scholars exploring the methods and methodologies of writing research. What does it mean to research writing today? What are the practical and theoretical issues researchers face when approaching writing as they do? What are the gains or limitations of applying particular methods, and what might researchers be overlooking? These questions and more are answered by the writing research field’s leading scholars in Writing Studies Research in Practice: Methods and Methodologies. Editors Nickoson and Sheridan gather twenty chapters from leaders in writing research, spanning topics from ethical considerations for researchers, quantitative methods, and activity analysis to interviewing and communitybased and Internet research. While each chapter addresses a different subject, the volume as a whole covers the range of methodologies, technologies, and approaches—both old and new—that writing researchers use, and examines the ways in which contemporary writing research is understood, practiced, and represented. An essential reference for experienced researchers and an invaluable tool to help novices understand research methods and methodologies, Writing Studies Research in Practice includes established methods and knowledge while addressing the contemporary issues, interests, and concerns faced by writing researchers today.

Ready Player Two

Women Gamers and Designed Identity

Author: Shira Chess

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 1452954992

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 240

View: 4086

Cultural stereotypes to the contrary, approximately half of all video game players are now women. A subculture once dominated by men, video games have become a form of entertainment composed of gender binaries. Supported by games such as Diner Dash, Mystery Case Files, Wii Fit, and Kim Kardashian: Hollywood—which are all specifically marketed toward women—the gamer industry is now a major part of imagining what femininity should look like. In Ready Player Two, media critic Shira Chess uses the concept of “Player Two”—the industry idealization of the female gamer—to examine the assumptions implicit in video games designed for women and how they have impacted gaming culture and the larger society. With Player Two, the video game industry has designed specifically for the feminine ideal: she is white, middle class, heterosexual, cis-gendered, and abled. Drawing on categories from time management and caregiving to social networking, consumption, and bodies, Chess examines how games have been engineered to shape normative ideas about women and leisure. Ready Player Two presents important arguments about how gamers and game developers must change their thinking about both women and games to produce better games, better audiences, and better industry practices. Ultimately, this book offers vital prescriptions for how one of our most powerful entertainment industries must evolve its ideas of women.

Technofeminist Storiographies

Women, Information Technology, and Cultural Representation

Author: Kristine L. Blair

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498593046

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

View: 4769

This book recovers both historical and contemporary accounts of women’s lived experiences of technology, from Ada Lovelace and Hedy Lamarr to women working in the tech industry today, juxtaposing those stories with larger cultural representations of women and technology.

Games Girls Play

Contexts of Girls and Video Games

Author: Carolyn M. Cunningham

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 1498554571

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 190

View: 7974

This book examines the role that video games play in girls’ lives, including how games structure girls’ leisure time, how playing video games constitutes different performances of femininity, and what influences girls to play or not play video games, as well as the discourses surrounding girls and video games.

Er, Sie und Es

Author: Marge Piercy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783867544030


Page: 600

View: 6327


Calling in Question

Science Fiction and Cultural Studies

Author: Laura Rose Chernaik

Publisher: N.A


Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 514

View: 653


Geschlecht und digitale Medien

Entwicklung und Nutzung digitaler Medien im hochschulischen Lehr-/Lernkontext

Author: Anja Tigges

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 353190812X

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

View: 3000

Zwischen dem wissenschaftlichen Diskurs zum Geschlecht als soziale Konstruktion innerhalb der Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung und der Technikforschung gibt es bisher nur wenig Berührungspunkte, eher wird immer wieder auf eine Distanz und in diesem Kontext auf Defizite und Differenzen zwischen Frauen und Männern hingewiesen. Anja Tigges schlägt theoretisch und methodisch eine Brücke, die das "feindliche" Verhältnis zwischen Geschlechter- und Technikforschung konstruktiv wendet. Sie stellt dem Selbstverständnis einer geschlechtsneutralen Technik die soziologische Konzeption einer sozialgenetisch hervorgebrachten Technik gegenüber, in der auch das Geschlechterverhältnis eingeschrieben ist.

dea ex machina

Author: Rosi Braidotti,Laboria Cuboniks,Shulamith Firestone,Nina Power,Beatriz Preciado

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783883963693


Page: 160

View: 9582



Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Women

Page: N.A

View: 6036


Privacy in America

Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Author: William Aspray,Philip Doty

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810881101

Category: Computers

Page: 310

View: 6183

"This book originated in a series of conversations ... at the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin" --P. [v] Introduction.

DiY WiFi: Re-imagining Connectivity

Author: K. Jungnickel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113731253X

Category: Computers

Page: 150

View: 7797

Based on extensive fieldwork, Jungnickel's research into community WiFi networking explores the innovative digital cultures of ordinary people making extra-ordinary things. Committed to making 'ournet, not the internet', these digital tinkerers re-inscribe wireless broadband technology with new meanings and re-imagined possibilities of use.

Cyborgs and Barbie Dolls

Feminism, Popular Culture and the Posthuman Body

Author: Kim Toffoletti

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857731785

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 3323

Bringing a lively and accessible style to a complex subject, 'Cyborgs and Barbie Dolls' explores the idea of the ‘posthuman’ and the ways in which it is represented in popular culture. Toffoletti explores images of the posthuman body from goth-rocker Marilyn Manson's digitally manipulated self-portraits to the famous TDK ‘baby’ adverts, and from the work of artist Patricia Piccinini to the curiously ‘plastic’ form of the ubiquitous Barbie doll, controversially rescued here from her negative image. Drawing on the work of thinkers including Baudrillard, Donna Haraway and Rosi Braidotti, 'Cyborgs and Barbie Dolls' explores the nature of the human - and its ambiguous gender - in an age of biotechnologies and digital worlds.

A Feminist Reader in Early Cinema

Author: Jennifer M. Bean,Diane Negra

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822329992

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 584

View: 1870

The first anthology in a rapidly expanding area of cinema studies.

Sex from Plato to Paglia: A-L

Author: Alan Soble

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313334245

Category: Sex

Page: 1176

View: 9744

More than 150 alphabetically arranged entries on topics, thinkers, religions, movements, and concepts locate sexuality in its humanistic and social contexts.