European Journal of Women's Studies 12 (4):471-487 (2005)

This article is a call to feminist science and technology studies to engage with debates about the intersectionality of gender with race and class in analyses of women’s relationships with their computers - these debates are well established in the broader field of gender studies, but comparatively absent from studies of gender and technology. Furthermore, in order to understand women’s many and varied technological relationships, it is necessary to explore the diverse ways in which individual women experience their gender, race and class in their relationships with their PCs. The article draws on the stories told by 14 working-class women from ethnic minority communities about the introduction of networked computers in their homes, to argue that we need to account for women’s subjective experiences of the identity intersections that take place in the face of the machine.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1177/1350506805057102
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 55,803
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

The Science Question in Feminism.Sandra Harding - 1988 - Hypatia 3 (1):157-168.
The Gendered Cyborg: A Reader.Gill Kirkup (ed.) - 2000 - Routledge in Association with the Open University.
Feminist Cultural Theory: Process and Production.Beverley Skeggs (ed.) - 1995 - Distributed Exclusively in the Usa and Canada by St. Martin's Press.

View all 7 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Race, Class, Gender: Reclaiming Baggage in Fast Travelling Theories.Gudrun-Axeli Knapp - 2005 - European Journal of Women's Studies 12 (3):249-265.
Gender Identity Without Gender Prescriptions.Janet C. Wesselius - 1998 - The Paideia Archive: Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 20:104-111.
Bioethics' Gender.Hilde Lindemann - 2006 - American Journal of Bioethics 6 (2):W15-W19.


Added to PP index

Total views

Recent downloads (6 months)

How can I increase my downloads?


Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.

My notes