Women's position in information technology (IT) employment in the wider context of feminist debates on gender and technology and indeed, interest in gender, science and technology developed largely in response to the long-standing marginalisation of women from technically-oriented work and professions, such as engineering. Technology was seen as a defining feature of masculinity, producing and perpetuating occupational segregation by sex in the workplace. Since then, groundbreaking developments in digitalisation and biotechnologies have led many contemporary feminists to surmise that the traditional link between technology and male privilege is finally being severed. Since the ground breaking developments in digitalisation and biotechnologies - that have led many contemporary feminists to surmise that the link between technology and male privilege is finally being severed. Yet, there is a suspicion that some existing societal patterns of inequality are being reproduced in a new technological guise. After all, our view of the woman-machine relationship has long oscillated between pessimistic fatalism and utopian optimism, technophobia and technomania.
S Thakur took BA degree with rank in Sociology and MA and Mphil in the same discipline and started his career as a teacher and simultaneously drawn into social work working for the poor women. As the demand of social work become more pressing, he gave up the job and devoted himself to the cause of the backward classes and the various problems faced by them and the upliftment of the suffering humanity.
Preface V 1. Technology and Sexual Difference --Pg. 1 2. Identity Construction --Pg. 27 3. Reading the Body In Contemporary Culture --Pg. 65 4. Cosmetic Surgery and New Imaging Technologies --Pg. 91 5. The Virtual Body in Cyberspace --Pg.113 6.Third Wave Feminism --Pg.163 7. Feminism and Mainstream Science Studies --Pg. 189 Bibliography --Pg. 261 Index --Pg. 265