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dc.contributor.authorCorneliussen, Hilde G.eng
dc.date.accessioned2008-08-19T08:29:54Z
dc.date.available2008-08-19T08:29:54Z
dc.date.issued2007eng
dc.identifier.citationin Cyberfeminism in Northern Lights: Digital Media and Gender in a Nordic Context, Malin Sveningsson Elm and Jenny Sundén (eds.), CSP 2007.en
dc.identifier.isbn9781847180896eng
dc.identifier.otherhttp://www.c-s-p.org/Flyers/Cyberfeminism-in-Nothern-Lights.htmeng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1956/2757
dc.description.abstractThis article discusses how the discourse of computers developed in Norwegian culture between 1980 and 2000 based on empirical material from the largest Norwegian newspaper, Aftenposten. The discourse analysis illustrates how a number of discursive logics contributed to the construction of a masculine discourse of computers; First, a pattern of visibility and invisibility made men the visible computer users and experts. Second, an "intersection rhetoric" allowed arguments from one context to be used as valid explanations for completely different contexts. Third, most people did not really know what they could use a PC for in the early 1980s. Thus an artificial need was created, based on a false pretence, or a flop. Fourth, when the hegemonic discourse was challenged through stories about otherwise invisible gender-technology relations, it was met with doubt, disregard, or even contradiction, leaving the hegemonic discourse intact.en
dc.language.isoengeng
dc.publisherCambridge Scholars Publishingeng
dc.subjectComputer historyeng
dc.subjectGendereng
dc.titleCultural Appropriation of Computers in Norway 1980-2000eng
dc.typeChaptereng


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