Women, Work and Computerization

Women, Work and Computerization

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This volume considers the submissions to the 6th International IFIP-TC 9/WG 9.1 Conference on Women, Work and Computerization WWC 97. The conference provides an interdisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and users in the field of information technology. In this book the authors discuss how different areas of society are being transformed by computer technology, but with particular emphasis on changes in women's work and life and how these have come about. Such transformations include the transitions from women's traditional work to work based on modern technology; from communicating within personal communities to communicating within virtual communities; from traditional job gendering to new perspectives on qwho does whatq.These managerial practices account for the a#39;hollowing outa#39; of store operations and the disappearance of floor personnel. While some of the changes can clearly be attributed solely to the shift from manual to computerized cash registers, the effects on check out ... The adoption of POS technologies in this case was only part, albeit a major and highly visible part, of a wider strategy of reducing costs andanbsp;...

Title:Women, Work and Computerization
Author:A. Frances Grundy
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 1997-05-20


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