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Overcoming Gender Inequalities Through Technology Integration (Hardcover)

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Communication, information technology, and other researchers from Europe, Africa, Brazil, and Canada provide 15 essays that examine the adoption of information technologies by women as a means to overcome gender inequalities and increase empowerment. They discuss the potential of blogs for self-empowerment by Chinese women; how female fan identity is constructed in mixed-gender online platforms, focusing on fans of the show Lost; how bloggers in Zambia online publications represent women politicians, dis-empowering and excluding them from public spaces; gendered access and usage of media and information technology in Kenya; information technology accessibility, uses, and perceptions by rural women in Portugal; and the use of public demand aggregation of information technology content, namely an e-government services, to bridge the gender gap. They also address women's rights violations, freedom of expression, and human rights issues related to online hate speech, ****** revenge, and other women's rights; access and use of information technology by rural women in Kenya; gender disparity in access and use in sub-Saharan Africa; the effects of Whatsapp use on the morality of female students in Ghana; the use of the internet and mobile-based social media platforms in women's political participation in Nigeria; how mothers incorporate technology into household routines; the engagement of Nigerian women with the internet; and gender mainstreaming of information technology skills policy there. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (
Number of Pages: 324
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Gender Studies, Third World Development, Women's Studies
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Igi Global
Language: English
Street Date: January 26, 2016
TCIN: 51018833
UPC: 9781466697737
Item Number (DPCI): 248-14-3759

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