Gender Codes: Why Women Are Leaving Computing

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Thomas J. Misa
Wiley, Jun 3, 2010 - Business & Economics - 352 pages
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The computing profession faces a serious gender crisis. Today, fewer women enter computing than anytime in the past 25 years. This book provides an unprecedented look at the history of women and men in computing, detailing how the computing profession emerged and matured, and how the field became male coded. Women's experiences working in offices, education, libraries, programming, and government are examined for clues on how and where women succeeded—and where they struggled. It also provides a unique international dimension with studies examining the U.S., Great Britain, Germany, Norway, and Greece. Scholars in history, gender/women's studies, and science and technology studies, as well as department chairs and hiring directors will find this volume illuminating.

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User Review  - Steena - Goodreads

Excellent book with great references at the end of each chapter. Each chapter is a new discussion by a new author giving the added advantage of progressing through the book non-sequentially. Must read for anyone in computer science! Read full review

About the author (2010)

THOMAS J. MISA is at the University of Minnesota, where he directs the Charles Babbage Institute, teaches in the graduate program for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, and is a faculty member in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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