TechnoFeminism

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TechnoFeminism
Author Judy Wajcman
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Genre Academic
Publisher Polity Press
Publication date
2004
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback & eBook)
Pages 148
ISBN 0-7456-3043-X

TechnoFeminism is a book by academic sociologist Judy Wajcman, about the role that gender plays in technology. The book reframes the relationship between gender and technologies, and presents a feminist reading of the woman-machine relationship. It is considered a key contributor to the rise of feminist technoscience as a field.

Reception[edit]

According to a review in the American Journal of Sociology, Wajcman convincingly argues that "analyses of everything from transit systems to pap smears must include a technofeminist awareness of men’s and women’s often different positions as designers, manufacturing operatives, salespersons, purchasers, profiteers, and embodied users of such technologies."[1]

In the journal Science, Technology and Human Values, Sally Wyatt notes that the "theoretical insights from feminist technoscience (can and should) be useful for empirical research as well as for political change and action" and that one way of moving towards this is "return to production and work as research sites because so much work in recent years has focused on consumption, identity, and representation."[2]

Editions[edit]

Adding to the print edition, which has been reprinted several times, E-book editions of TechnoFeminism were released in 2013. The book has been translated into Spanish as El Tecnofeminismo.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McCaughey, Martha (2006-05-01). "TechnoFeminism by Judy Wajcman". American Journal of Sociology. 111 (6): 1982–1983. doi:10.1086/506222. ISSN 0002-9602.
  2. ^ Wyatt, Sally (Summer 2005). "Book Review: He, She and IT Revisited: New Perspectives on Gender in the Information Society; TechnoFeminism". Science, Technology & Human Values. pp. 433–436. doi:10.1177/0162243904273483. Retrieved 2016-01-15.
  3. ^ WorldCat list of formats and editions

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