Cinderella Or Cyberella?: Empowering Women in the Knowledge Society
* Multidisciplinary, with authors widely recognized as experts on issues of gender and technology in the developing world * Focuses on ICTs and economic empowerment of women in developing countries Cinderella or Cyberella: what is the future for women in the knowledge society? Cyberella is fluent in the uses of technology, comfortable using and designing computer technology, and working in virtual spaces. Cinderella works in the basement of the knowledge society with little opportunity to reap its benefits. Promoting women's empowerment through ICTs is one of the critical development challenges of the 21st century.Nancy Hafkin and Sophia Huyer, acknowledged as leading scholars on gender and information technology, have assembled a stellar group of authors for this collection. Each essay in the collection depicts ways in ICTs provide opportunities for women to improve their incomes, gain awareness of their rights, and improve their own and their families' well-being. Illustrative case studies from Africa, Asia and Latin America, show the global possibilities for women's empowerment through ICTs.
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