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Gendered Futures? Women, the ICT Workplace and Stories of the Future.

Moore, Karenza and Griffiths, Marie and Richardson, Helen and Adams, Alison (2008) Gendered Futures? Women, the ICT Workplace and Stories of the Future. Gender, Work and Organisation, 15 (5). pp. 523-542. ISSN 0968-6673

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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
Journal or Publication Title: Gender, Work and Organisation
Uncontrolled Keywords: gender ; stories ; discourses ; the future ; information communication technologies
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Departments: Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences > Applied Social Science
ID Code: 26503
Deposited By: Dr Karenza Moore
Deposited On: 22 May 2009 08:52
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2014 11:33
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/26503

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