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Gender and Technology

Edited By: Caroline Sweetman


Paperback | Sep 1999 | #117342 | ISBN: 0855984228
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The delivery of new technologies to communities in developing countries has been hailed as the key to economic and social progress. However, it can also serve to consolidate existing inequalities of power. This has particular impact on women's attempts to overcome barriers to economic and political participation. These articles consider the impact of a range of technologies on urban and rural communities, from treadle pumps to the Internet. Topics range from the specific to conceptual concerns with case studies from Africa and Asia.


Marketing treadle pumps to women farmers in India; the IDE India experience, Maya Prabhu; denigrating women in radio commercials in Malawi, Charles Chilimampunga; supporting the invisible technologists: the IDTG approach, Maggie Foster; cyberfeminism, technology and international development, Radhika, Gajjala; reproductive health technology and gender: is participation the key?, Katie Chapman and Gill Gordon; women and rural development: are different approaches to information communication required?, Joyce A. Otsyina; rural women accessing telecentre resources in KwaZula /Natal, South Africa, Heather Schreiner

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