BORA - UiB

Bergen Open Research Archive

"I don't understand computer programming, because I'm a woman!" Negotiating gendered positions in a Norwegian discourse of computing

Bergen Open Research Archive

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Corneliussen, Hilde
dc.date.accessioned 2009-10-14T09:50:01Z
dc.date.available 2009-10-14T09:50:01Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation In: Morgan,K, C. A. Brebbia, J. Sanchez & A. Voiskounsky, (eds.), Human Perspectives in the Internet Society - Culture, Psychology and Gender, WIT Press, Southampton, Boston, pp. 173-182. en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-85312-726-7
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1956/3517
dc.description.abstract In this article I will discuss how young men and women in Norway perceive the existence of gendered expectations in relation to computers. The male and female students of computing that I have studied, share an understanding of gender and computing – a hegemonic discourse – which creates different expectations to men and women's relations to computers. Men are expected to have more interest, experience and knowledge about computers than women. The discourse affects how men and women understand and present themselves as computer users. But individuals are also free to negotiate the discourse, and some describe themselves as being in ‘harmony’ with the expectations to men and women, while others do not. Whether in harmony or not with the gendered expectations, they are all negotiating the gendered meanings of computers in a Norwegian context. en
dc.language.iso eng en
dc.publisher WIT Press en
dc.subject Gender and computers en
dc.subject Computer education en
dc.subject Women’s pleasure in computers en
dc.subject Discourse en
dc.title "I don't understand computer programming, because I'm a woman!" Negotiating gendered positions in a Norwegian discourse of computing en
dc.type Chapter en
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Samfunnsvitenskap: 200::Biblioteks- og informasjonsvitenskap: 320::Informasjons- og kommunikasjonssystemer: 321 no
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Humaniora: 000::Kulturvitenskap: 060::Annen kulturvitenskap: 069 no


Files in this item

 

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search BORA


Browse

My Account