The Information Society is an evolving project, with new 'ensembles' of social practices and of information and communication technologies (ICTs) emerging all the time. But not everyone is equally included in this project.
Breaking new ground with its focus on inclusion, and drawing on an extensive body of European research, Technologies of Inclusion: Gender in the Information Society analyses a range of strategies which succeeded in attracting more women and girls as users or designers of ICTs. This reveals a set of underlying dynamics - what the authors call technologies of inclusion - by which different strategies work. It also highlights new gender-ICT ensembles which challenge long-held notions of technology as a masculine domain.
This book is a must, for scholars interested in shifting gender-technology relations and for practitioners interested in effective digital inclusion. Indeed, for anyone interested in the evolving project of the Information Society
«This timely and important volume summarises much of the contemporary scholarly discussions within gender and technology studies (GTS). The uniqueness of the book is due to its empirical richness in combination with a cutting edge theoretical orientation. As this group of experienced scholars have been able to cross-fertilise in-depth case studies with a long history of theoretical development in GTS, they are able to produce what must be counted as the most inclusive standard scholarly reference for many years to come.» - Professor Ulf Mellström, Centre for gender research, University of Karlstad