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Fata Morgana
2005-12-14 15:43
Technofeminism reading group?
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academics, feminism, research
I'm thinking of forming a reading group on technology and feminism next semester, probably starting with Judy Wajcman's book Technofeminism. I haven't done much reading in this area besides some stuff on women studying computer science, but I've been interested in it for a while and also might be taking a course on gender studies in the sociology department, so it seemed like a good time to do it. Who's in? (Of course, we'll have to see how my time for it fares between classes, research, and another reading group for the photos project. But the more interest there is, the more likely it will happen and keep happening.)

Aside: in looking for a link for Technofeminism I found a link to the Handbook of Science and Technology Studies ... take a look at the "concordance" and "text stats" below the fold. Wow! When did Amazon start doing this kind of stuff?
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Linley
linley
2005-12-15 00:21 (UTC)
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Possibly. I've been interested for some time in women in science and technology, and I think this would get at the subject differently than I've explored it before. I don't think I could handle meetings more than once a month, though.
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jofish22
jofish22
2005-12-15 03:12 (UTC)
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Oo, good idea. A recommendation: I just read "The Transmission of Affect" by Teresa Brennan, and it's just amazing. Probably the single best work of feminist critique I've read since Donna Haraway. I'm writing a paper that's taking a critical look at affective computing, and it's provided a lot of really interesting ways of thinking about stuff. I think you'd like it.

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