Gender codes : why women are leaving computing / edited by Thomas J. Misa
- Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley ; [Piscataway, NJ] : IEEE Computer Society, 
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- Physical Description:
- xvii, 306 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
- Additional Creators:
- Misa, Thomas J.
- Gender codes : defining the problem / Thomas J. Misa -- Computer science : the incredible shrinking woman / Caroline Clarke Hayes -- Masculinity and the machine man : gender in the history of data processing / Thomas Haigh -- A gendered job carousel : employment effects of computer automation / Corinna Schlombs -- Meritocracy and feminization in conflict : computerization in the British government / Marie Hicks -- Making programming masculine / Nathan Ensmenger -- Gender and computing in the push-button library / Greg Downey -- Cultural perceptions of computers in Norway 1980-2007 : from "anybody" via "male experts" to "everybody" / Hilde G. Corneliussen -- Constructing gender and technology in advertising images : feminine and masculine computer parts / Aristotle Tympas [and others] -- The pleasure paradox : bridging the gap between popular images of computing and women's historical experiences / Janet Abbate -- Programming enterprise : women entrepreneurs in software and computer services / Jeffrey R. Yost -- Gender codes : lessons from history / Thomas J. Misa -- Gender codes : prospects for change / Caroline Clarke Hayes.
- The computing profession is facing a serious gender crisis. Women are abandoning the computing field. This book explains the complex social and cultural processes at work in gender and computing today. Through engaging historical accounts, this book tells the stories of women programmers, systems analysts, managers, and IT executives who flooded this field. It then examines why the computing field has declined in female participants.--[book cover].
- 9780470597194 (pbk.)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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