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Attaching People and Technology: Between E and Government
Blekinge Institute of Technology, School of Planning and Media Design.
2010 (English)In: Gender Isssues in Learning and Working with Information Technology: Social Constructs and Cultural Contexts / [ed] Booth, Shirley; Goodman, Sara; Kirkup, Gill, Hershey, New York: Information Science Reference , 2010, 83-98 p.Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The Swedish public sector is involved in an overwhelming change process aiming toward creating a good-service society based on information technology. Rationalisation, efficiency and effectiveness are the leading signs in the dominating discourse of Swedish society of today. This discourse is silent about public sector employees, their agencies, their participation, and how the public sector is the dominant labour market for women. Alternative stories of women’s presence in the creation of a good-service society are presented with a focus on performances of gender, skills, learning and technology. The empirical material was collected in municipalities in the south east of Sweden. Methods sensitive to everyday practices in order to create space and time for women and their stories were developed and used. The methodological approaches, feminist technoscience, provide opportunities to move beyond the dominating IT discourses in order to make visible other discourses where women are present.

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Hershey, New York: Information Science Reference , 2010. 83-98 p.
Keyword [en]
ICT, work practices, feminist technoscience, methods, cartography, learning, gender
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Media and Communications Gender Studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-7249Local ID: 978-1-61520-813-5OAI: diva2:834839
Available from: 2012-09-19 Created: 2010-06-22 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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