Women Encounter Technology: Changing Patterns of Employment in the Third World

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Swasti Mitter, Sheila Rowbotham
Taylor & Francis, Jan 14, 2004 - Business & Economics - 376 pages
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This collection explores the effects of new technologies on women's employment and on the nature of women's work. The volume is edited by two pre-eminent scholars in the field and contains thirteen articles from leading academics worldwide.
The book provides a critique of postmodernism and ecofeminism and demands that new technology is used as a vehicle for gender equality in the developing world.

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Swasti Mitter is an international consultant on information and communication technologies (ICT) and gender. She was Chair of Gender and Technology at the University of Brighton, Brighton (UK) and Deputy Director of the United Nations University Institute for New Technologies, Maastricht (The Netherlands). She has been a Visiting Fellow at the Science Policy Research Institute of the University of Sussex, Brighton (UK), and at the Center for Women s Studies at University of California, Los Angeles (USA). She has published widely on women and technology, and has advised major UN agencies and the World Bank.

Sheila Rowbotham is Professor of Gender and Labour History at the University of Manchester, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Her many books include "A Century of Women: The History of Women in Britain and the United States in the Twentieth Century" and "Promise Of A Dream: Remembering the Sixties". She has written for, among other newspapers, the "Guardian, The Times, The Independent, New Statesman", and "The New York Times".

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