Gendered futures? Women, the ICT workplace and stories of the future

MOORE, Karenza, GRIFFITHS, Melanie, RICHARDSON, Helen and ADAM, Alison (2008). Gendered futures? Women, the ICT workplace and stories of the future. Gender, work and organisation, 15 (5), 543-542.

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Link to published version:: 10.1111/j.1468-0432.2008.00416.x

Abstract

This article investigates stories of the future in relation to women in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector through the development of a theoretical and methodological stance towards the future. Given concerns about the future of the ICT sector in terms of skills shortages and gender imbalances, an understanding of how female ICT professionals view this future is vital. Using data gathered from female ICT professionals in the UK, we look specifically at gendered stories about the future in relation to hybrid/bridger ICT workers, the practices of offshoring/global locating ICT work and the under-representation of women in ICT. Such stories of the future are part of wider discourses on gender relations in late modern society, and so their examination becomes a conduit for problematizing contemporary discourse about gender, work, time and technology.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Cultural Communication and Computing Research Institute > Communication and Computing Research Centre
Identification Number: 10.1111/j.1468-0432.2008.00416.x
Depositing User: Rachel Finch
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2012 11:32
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2012 11:32
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/6240

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