Introduction : situating technology
Throsby, Karen, 1968- and Hodges, Sarah (2009) Introduction : situating technology. Women's Studies Quarterly , Vol.37 (No.1-2). ISSN 0732-1562Full text not available from this repository.
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We share a commitment to analyses of technology rooted in narratives of practice, although we express them through different disciplines: sociology (Karen) and history (Sarah). This gave us our starting point for the special issue: that technologies inform our understandings and experiences of our own bodies and that feminist analyses of technology derive an historical epistemic privilege because of the intensity of the relationships that continually converge upon identity, gender, the body, and discipline. Technologies, from our disciplinary perspectives, are simultaneously material and social, and both mediate and are mediated by social relations. They are knowledges, artifacts, and practices (Wacjman 1991) that have reshaped, and continue to reshape, the ways we think, write, communicate, create, and perceive the self, body, and community.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
T Technology > T Technology (General)
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Technology and women, Technology -- Sociological aspects|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Women's Studies Quarterly|
|Description:||Guest editors of special issue 'Technologies', Women's Studies Quarterly, 37(1-2).|
|References:||Balsamo, Anne. 1999. Technologies of the Gendered Body: Reading Cyborg Women. Durham: Duke University Press. Haraway, Donna. 1991. Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature. New York: Routledge. Martin, Emily. 1987. The Woman in the Body: A Cultural Analysis of Reproduction. Boston: Beacon Press. Oakley, Ann. 1984. The Captured Womb: A History of the Medical Care of Pregnant Women. Oxford, U.K.: Basil Blackwell. Wacjman, Judy. 1991. Feminism Confronts Technology. Cambridge, U.K.: Polity Press.|
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