Gender Inequality in Information Systems
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This paper analyzes issues of gender inequality and the relevance of feminist epistemology in information systems. It reviews three articles, "Feminist Philosophy and Information Systems" by Alison Adam and Helen Richardson, "The Army and the Microworld: Computers and the Politics of Gender Identity" by Paul Edwards and "Slouching Toward the Ordinary: Current Trends in Computer Mediated Communication" by Susan Herring.
From the Paper:"In conclusion, these three articles on gender role allocations within CMC and IS provide a varied, yet informative view of the historical, social, and feminist ideology of patriarchal systems. However, it is the Adam and Richardson article that best defines the role of empiricism and objectivity in determining the epistemological problems of patriarchal constructs in computer communications. Although a historical analysis of the feminist movement and the current issues of generational decay may inherently be problematic in modern IS, the issue a feminist ideology that must define the reality of gender disparity is the more important premise of the research done by Adam and Richardson."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Adams, Alison and Richardson, Helen. Feminist Philosophy and information Systems. Information Systems Frontiers. 3,2 (2001): 143-154.
- Edwards, Paul N. The Army and the Microworld: Computers and the Politics of Gender Identity. Signs. 16,1 (1990): 102-127.
- Herring, Susan C. Slouching Toward the Ordinary: Current trends in Computer Mediated Communication. New Media Society. 6,26 (2004): 26-36.
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