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Sara Goodman

Sara Goodman


Sara Goodman

Gender issues in learning and working with information technology: social constructs and cultural contexts


  • Sara Goodman
  • Shirley Booth
  • Gill Kirkup

Summary, in English

Gender Differences in Learning and Working with Technology: Social Constructs and Cultural Contexts discusses the social studies of information technology, specifically how IT skills are learned and how such skills are gendered. This book draws upon the disciplines of sociology, education, cultural and media studies, and gender studies, using a variety of research methods and theoretical perspectives to approach gender and IT in different contexts: education settings, work settings and everyday life. This unique reference source brings to light gender relations and IT, examining them in a multidimensional way.

Gender, equity, learning, and information technology can intersect to form a theoretical and abstract field of knowledge emanating from very real, concrete, lived experiences.


  • Department of Gender Studies
  • Faculty of Social Sciences

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IGI Global


  • Gender Studies


  • gender in computer science
  • masculinity and IT
  • women in computer science
  • virtual learning
  • Feminism and IT
  • feminism and ICT
  • distance education
  • adult education
  • workplace
  • Gender
  • IT
  • learning
  • sexuality
  • comparative cultural studies




  • ISBN: 978-1-61520-813-5 (hbk)