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Gendered futures? Women, the ICT workplace and stories of the future

Moore, K, Griffiths, M, Richardson, H and Adam, A 2008, 'Gendered futures? Women, the ICT workplace and stories of the future' , Gender, Work and Organization, 15 (5) , p. 523.

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Abstract

This article investigates stories of the future in relation to women in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector through the development of a theoretical and methodological stance towards the future. Given concerns about the future of the ICT sector in terms of skills shortages and gender imbalances, an understanding of how female ICT professionals view this future is vital. Using data gathered from female ICT professionals in the UK, we look specifically at gendered stories about the future in relation to hybrid/bridger ICT workers, the practices of offshoring/global locating ICT work and the under-representation of women in ICT. Such stories of the future are part of wider discourses on gender relations in late modern society, and so their examination becomes a conduit for problematizing contemporary discourse about gender, work, time and technology.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Journal special issue: 'Time and gender'
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ1101 Women. Feminism
Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA075 Electronic computers. Computer science
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Business & Law > Salford Business School > Centre for Digital Business
Journal or Publication Title: Gender, Work and Organization
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 09686673
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 25 Sep 2007 09:39
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:50
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/861

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