Women And Digital Divide
Information technology increasingly permeates all aspects of life. In the last ten years, home computers have become, in some sectors of society, nearly as commonplace as telephones, and Internet access has become an apparent necessity for inclusion in mainstream society. As a consequence of this social transformation, new policy dilemmas have arisen and certain entrenched policy dilemmas have gained heightened importance. One such policy issue that has taken on both a new dimension and a higher level of gravity is the threatened marginalization of women in the information technology economy. Many women in developing regions remain marginalized or excluded from basic education and life skills training. Many more are completely illiterate. The few that do enjoy access to basic education are increasingly finding themselves on the wrong side of a gender-based digital divide.
P Kumar, Mcom, Mphil and PhD is Accredited Management Teacher (AMT) and corporate trainer and his area of specialization is application of information and communication technology in business, organizational and personal effectiveness and quality management system. He is researching, writing and lecturing for more than two decades and presently he is the Programme officer NSS at the university level.
Preface V 1. Women and Digital Divide: An Introduction --Pg. 1 2.The Telecenter Movement --Pg. 25 3. Methodologies for systems Design and Evaluation --Pg. 47 4. The Social Context of Computing --Pg. 71 5. The Problem and the Solution --Pg. 99 6. Gender and Percieved Internet --Pg. 143 7. Gendered IT: From Digital Binary to Analog Continuum --Pg. 165 8. The Digital Revolution --Pg. 193 9. The Female Future and New Subjectivities --Pg. 221 Bibliography --Pg. 251 Index --Pg. 255