|17 Mar 2006||11:00am - 4:00pm||CRASSH|
The Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
University of Cambridge Friday 17 March 2006, 11.00am – 16.00pm
In what ways has ‘women’s work’ been transformed by sophisticated household appliances and ready-meals. Is the gender divide in internet use disappearing or are users still overwhelmingly young, white, rich, educated and male? What are the processes which constrain and enable women and men from progressing in careers in science, engineering and technology? Why do so many women and men still feel harried when they are surrounded by time-saving technologies? This seminar confronts these and other questions by examining some of the reasons why women and men do not experience the revolutionary force of new technologies in the same way. Sessions will explore the interaction of gender and technology in relation to: career aspirations and career experience; gendered patterns of internet use; the impact of new technologies on women’s experiences of home and workplace; and the ways in which technology influences women’s and men’s experience of time. The event is organized by the ESRC Gender Equality Network as part of the Cambridge Science Festival and the ESRC’s Social Science Week.