Gender and Information Technology: Moving Beyond Access to Co-Create Global Partnership (2009), offers an interdisciplinary, social systems perspective on IT. The book explores how shifting from dominator towards partnership systems might help us move beyond the simplistic notion of "access" to co-create a real digital revolution worldwide.
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Author: Mary Kirk
Publisher: Information Science Reference
by Dr. Xristine Faulkner
Business & Informatics
London South Bank University, United Kingdom
Interfaces — a publication of BCS Interaction Specialist Group of the British Computer Society, Issue 84, Autumn 2010
by Michele St. Martin
Minnesota Women's Press
Gender and Information Technology offers finely crafted tools for narrowing the digital divide that perpetuates inequality and injustice worldwide, marginalizing women and other socially disempowered groups. [Kirk] offers us a treasure trove of fascinating information that alternately enlightens, enrages, and empowers us to take an active role in creating a more just and caring future.
— From the Foreword by Riane Eisler, author of The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future and, most recently, The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics
A thought provoking book that avoids the heavy handed, high horse approach and instead sends you away to think about your own attitudes and prejudices. Mary treads an extraordinary line by combining rigorous research with personal reflection . . . [leaving] the reader with the sense that a chat is taking place over her kitchen table and a cup of tea . . . getting that intimacy whilst at the same time retaining the rigor of research is no mean feat; and the book itself is an excellent ambassador for partnership.
The book is definitely the foremost historical chronicle of women in science and mathematics (and now information technology). If I were to explore the topic further, this text and its hundreds of references and citations would certainly be at my side during the research phase. In addition, the citations provide a comprehensive bibliography of resources on the subject of women, computing, STEM, and technology . . . the breadth of the lit review is truly laudatory . . . a very successful examination of women in computing that may become the cornerstone for future examinations in the discipline.
— Dr. Lawrence A. Tomei, Robert Morris University, USA