Jennifer Rode, University College London
Susanne Bødker, University of Aarhus
This workshop looks at the roll of gender within ECSCW. This workshop will discuss a number of approaches to gender and technology, some which are known to the existing ECSCW community interested in gender, as well as, some new approaches. We will discuss the implications of Liberal Feminism, Gender Positionality, and Lived Body Experience, amongst other theoretical approaches to gender. This workshop will provide a forum for discussing both gender as it is currently formulated within the ECSCW literature, as well as, new aspects of gender theory that might be pulled from the gender studies, and feminist science and technology studies community to strengthen ECSCW's treatment of gender.
Topics of interest
Issues of discussion during the workshop includes:
- Understanding the current literature within ECSCW on gender and related theory, including the ethnomethodological perspective.
- Discus perspectives on gender found in the larger HCI community including Liberal Feminism and experimental studies of gender.
- Bring in new perspectives of gender from oustide ECSCW from the Gender Studies and the Feminist Science and Technologies Studies community, these include but are not limited to:
Alcoff's Gender Positionality (1988)
Cockburn's notion of Technology as Masculine Culture (1992)
Young's Lived Body Experience (2005)
Haraway's Cyborg Feminsm (2007)
Others as brought forward by attendees
- Pulling these theories together and discussing how ECSCW should treat gender going forward.
Dates and deadlines
Submissions are open indefinitely.
Workshop at ECSCW 2009: September 8th, 2009
To participate please send a 2-4 page position paper to the organizers. Papers should be in the ECSCW format. See the call for more details, especially who can participate.
Workshop Webpage and full Call for Papers
Please contact the workshop chairs.
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