Gender, ethics and information technology

TitleGender, ethics and information technology
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsAdam, A
Pagination208 p.
Place PublishedNew York
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number 9781403915061
Accession Number56752780
KeywordsBedrijfsethiek. , computer , Computer Ethics , COMPUTER science , Ethik , Feminist , Feministische , Frau , ICT. , information , Informationstechnik , Sekseverschillen. , Women
AbstractThis book looks at the gendered nature of information technologies highlights the pervasive technological determinism and liberalism that exists in many accounts of social interaction through networked technologies. The author argues against the 'free market' approach to ethics on the Internet, which takes a shallow view of equality and ignores the politics of gender inequalities and discusses how the traditional private/public split of liberalism which keeps women in their place in the private world threatens to spill over onto the Internet where there is already evidence of sanctions against women who are willing to speak up and speak out.
NotesPalgrave Macmillan22 cm.1. Gender and information and communications technologies - it's not for girls! -- 2. Feminist political and legal theory: the public/private dichotomy -- 3. Feminist ethics: ethics in a different voice -- 4. The rise of computer ethics: from professionalism to legislative failures -- 5. Gender and computer ethics - contemporary approaches and contemporary problems -- 6. Internet dating, cyberstalking and internet pornography: gender and the gaze -- 7. Hacking into hacking: gender and the hacker phenomenon -- 8. Someone to watch over me - gender, technologies, privacy and surveillance -- 9. Epilogue: Feminist cyberethics?Publisher description of contents bibliographical references (p. 177-187) and index.National bibliography no: GBA466739Alison Adam. More Records: Show record informationInternet resource (url)Book; Internet Resource Date of Entry: 20041006
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