ISBN-10:
1856495728
ISBN-13:
9781856495721
Pub. Date:
02/01/1999
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Women@Internet: Creating New Cultures in Cyberspace

Women@Internet: Creating New Cultures in Cyberspace

by Wendy HarcourtWendy Harcourt

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Overview

This is a major analysis of the emerging cultural characteristics of women's activities on the internet across the globe. It brings together anthropologists, communications experts, development workers and media analysts and women's movement activists to ask: are women caught in the net or weaving it themselves?

The book maps both the social, economic and political biases in which the culture of cyberspace is embedded as well its revolutionary potential, explores women's knowledge of and access to the Internet across the world, and puts forward concrete proposals for increasing women's engagement with the new communication technologies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781856495721
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 02/01/1999
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Wendy Harcourt is a feminist researcher and activist working at the Society for International Development in Rome Italy as senior advisor and chief editor of the quarterly jourbanal Development. She is actively engaged in global feminist politics through her work with Women in Development Europe, European Feminist Forum and the Feminist Dialogues. Her other books include Practising Feminist Political Ecologies (with Ingrid Nelson, Zed 2015).
Wendy Harcourt is a feminist researcher and activist working at the Society for International Development in Rome Italy as senior advisor and chief editor of the quarterly jourbanal Development. She is actively engaged in global feminist politics through her work with Women in Development Europe, European Feminist Forum and the Feminist Dialogues. Her other books include Practising Feminist Political Ecologies (with Ingrid Nelson, Zed 2015).

Table of Contents


Preface
Freedom to Create: Women’s Agenda for Cyberspace - Lourdes Arizpe

Cyborg Melody
An introduction to Women on the Net (WoN) - Wendy Harcourt

Part 1: Moving from Cyberspace to Cyberculture
1. Crossing Borders: From crystal to tennis shoes - Marisa Belausteguigoitia Rius
2. Gender, place and networks: A political ecology of cyberculture- Arturo Escobar
3. Virtual Voices: Real lives - Gillian Youngs
4. Internet, Emergent Culture and Design - Silvia Austerlic
5. Exclusion and Communication in the Information Era: From silences to global conversations - Sohail Inayatullah and Ivana Milojevic

Part 2: Women Creating Global Communication
6. Mapping Women’s Global Communications and Networking - Alice Mastrangelo Gittler
7. Global Networking for Change: Experiences from the APC Women’s Programme - Edie Farwell, Peregrine Wood, Maureen James and Karen Banks
8. Shifting Agendas at GK97: Women and international policy on ICT - Sophia Huyer
9. Global Business, National Politics, Community Planning: Are women building the linkages? - Nidhi Tandon

Part 3: Women’s Voices on the Internet
10. They Speak, But Who Listens? - Laura Agustin
11. Information Technology and Cyberculture: The case of Zanzibar - Fatma Alloo
12. The Ho’okele Netwarriors in the Liquid Continent - Kekula P. Bray-Crawford
13. Staking Their Claim: Electronic networking and training in Asia - Rhona O. Bautista
14. Empowering on-line conversations: A pioneering Australian project to link rural and urban women - June Lennie, Margaret Grace, Leonie Daws and Lyn Simpson
15. ALAI: A Latin American experience in social networking - Sally Burch
16. Information and Communication Technologies and Identity Politics in Iran - Farideh Farhi
17. Unveiling the Arab Women’s Voice through the Net - Lamis Alshejni

Conclusion
Local/Global Encounters: WoN weaving together the virtual and actual - Wendy Harcourt

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