Theorizing Masculinity in Information Systems Research

Light, B. (2006) Theorizing Masculinity in Information Systems Research. In Trauth, E. M. (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Gender and Information Technology. Idea Group Inc, Hershey, Pennsylvania, pp. 1160-1165.

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INTRODUCTION: I want to argue that understanding masculinity is an important part of understanding gender and sexuality as it relates to information and communications technologies (ICTs), specifically those under the lens of the information-systems community. In order to do this, the landscape of gender and sexuality research in general is referred to along with such research in the field of information systems (IS), with reference as necessary to masculinity studies. I will then suggest some possible areas where a more thorough going theorization may prove useful. In sum, future research might focus on the relation-ship between marginalised masculinities and the construction and consumption of is in work organisations and society…

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ID Code: 75676
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Gender, Sexuality, SST, Masculinity
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-815-4.ch183
ISBN: 9781591408154
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Idea Group Inc
Deposited On: 29 Aug 2014 02:19
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2016 20:22

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