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Theorizing masculinity in information systems research

Light, B 2006, 'Theorizing masculinity in information systems research' , in: Encyclopedia of Gender and Information Technology , Idea Group Inc, Pennsylvania, pp. 1160-1165.

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    I want to argue that understanding masculinity is an important part of understanding gender and sexuality as it relates to information and communications technologies (ICTs), specifically those under the lens of the information-systems community. In order to do this, the landscape of gender and sexuality research in general is referred to along with such research in the field of information systems (IS), with reference as necessary to masculinity studies. I will then suggest some possible areas where a more thoroughgoing theorization may prove useful. In sum, future research might focus on the relationship between marginalised masculinities and the construction and consumption of IS in work organisations and society.

    Item Type: Book Section
    Editors: Trauth, EM
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Gender Sexuality SST Masculinity
    Themes: Subjects / Themes > Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Arts & Media > Communication, Cultural & Media Studies Research Centre
    Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences
    Colleges and Schools > College of Arts & Social Sciences > School of Arts & Media
    Publisher: Idea Group Inc
    Refereed: Yes
    ISBN: 9781591408154
    Depositing User: BA Light
    Date Deposited: 12 Oct 2010 10:08
    Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:34

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