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Title: De la exclusión a la autoinclusión de las mujeres en las TIC. Motivaciones, posibilitadores y mecanismos de autoinclusión
Author: Vergés Bosch, Núria
Keywords: Tecnologia de la informació
Dones en la tecnologia
Estudis de gènere
Information technology
Women in technology
Gender studies
Issue Date: Nov-2012
Publisher: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Abstract: Research on the participation of women in ICT shows that the gender digital divide persists. Given that, most studies continue to focus on explaining the mechanisms of exclusion of women from ICT. In this article I propose a paradigm shift from exclusion to inclusion. I go beyond inclusion by conceptualizing and analysing the process of self-inclusion of women in ICT from a purposive sample of women artistic and computer technologists. The results are based on the qualitative analysis of interviews and focus groups, in which I aim to answer three main questions: What motivated their self-inclusion? What enablers did they encounter? What mechanisms did they follow and activate to self-include in ICT? The main results show, first, that the motivations for pleasure are predominant, but often complemented by other utilitarian motivations. Second, a set of enablers facilitate women's self-inclusion in ICT, including gender policies. Finally, I discuss a number of mechanisms of self-inclusion that go beyond learning that include doing and undoing gender.
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It is part of: Athenea Digital: Revista de Pensamiento e Investigación Social, 2012, vol. 12, num. 3, p. 129-150
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ISSN: 1578-8946
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