Feminist technology / edited by Linda L. Layne, Sharra L. Vostral, and Kate Boyer.

"Is there such a thing as a "feminist technology"? If so, what makes a technology feminist? Is it in the design process, in the thing itself, in the way it is marketed, or in the way it is used by women (or by men)? In this collection, feminist scholars trained in diverse fields consi...

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Other Authors: Layne, Linda L., Vostral, Sharra Louise, 1968-, Boyer, Kate.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2010]
Series:Women, gender, and technology.
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Summary:"Is there such a thing as a "feminist technology"? If so, what makes a technology feminist? Is it in the design process, in the thing itself, in the way it is marketed, or in the way it is used by women (or by men)? In this collection, feminist scholars trained in diverse fields consider these questions by examining a range of products, tools, and technologies that were specifically designed for and marketed to women. Evaluating the claims that such products are liberating for women, the contributors focus on case studies of menstrual-suppressing birth control pills, home pregnancy tests, tampons, breast pumps, Norplant, anti-fertility vaccines, and microbicides. In examining these various products, this volume explores ways of actively intervening to develop better tools for designing, promoting, and evaluating feminist technologies. Recognizing the different needs and desires of women and acknowledging the multiplicity of feminist approaches, Feminist Technology offers a sustained debate on existing and emergent technologies that share the goal of improving women's lives."--Back cover.
Physical Description:xii, 237 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9780252035326
0252035321
9780252077203
0252077202