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Globalization, Technology Diffusion and Gender Disparity

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In an era characterized by data globalization, there is, paradoxically, a shortage of literature on the social impact of globalization, technology diffusion, and gender disparity. The new information and knowledge society may, in fact, aggravate the development and poverty gap instead of closing it. The cultural construction of knowledge exacerbates class, ethnic, and gender divides, and ICT has contributed to this problem.Globalization, Technology Diffusion and Gender Disparity: Social Impacts of ICTs discusses theoretical aspects of gender issues in ICT and presents a number of case studies from various countries. Covering topics such as social networking, ICT use among women, the digital divide, and theoretical approaches to gender gaps and ICT, this book aims to provide a strong foundation on ICT and digital equity that will be useful to a broad audience comprised of students, researchers, and policymakers.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Preface
  5. Section 1: Fundamental Issues
    1. Chapter 1: A Digital (R)evolution to the Information Age
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. TECHNICAL PROGRESSION
      5. MAJOR SOCIETAL CHANGES
      6. POLITICAL ASPECTS
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 2: ICT and Women Empowerment in a Rural Setting in India
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. GENDER AND SOCIETY
      3. SOCIO-CULTURAL DIMENSIONS OF GENDER-INDIAN CONTEXT
      4. TECHNOLOGY & WOMEN EMPOWERMENT
      5. OBSTACLES TO WOMEN’S ACCESS
      6. CASE STUDY
      7. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Globalization, Information and Communication Technologies, and Women’s Lives
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION
      4. AUTONOMY AND FREEDOM
      5. WOMEN, GLOBALIZATION AND ICTS: NEW IMAGINING?
  6. Section 2: Culture and Policy
    1. Chapter 4: Gender, Culture, and ICT use
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. GENDERING OF THE ICT LABOUR MARKET IN INDIA
      4. IMPACT OF ICT WORK ON CALL CENTRE EMPLOYEES’ HEALTH AND THEIR FAMILY LIFE
    2. Chapter 5: Gendering Professionalism in the Internationalization of Information Work
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS
      5. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 6: Women, Big Ideas, and Social Networking Technologies
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WOMEN AS HISTORICAL LESSER THINKERS?
      4. HIDDEN ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT WOMEN, IDEAS, AND SOCIAL NETWORKING TECHNOLOGIES
      5. CONCLUDING REMARKS
    4. Chapter 7: From Drift to Draft
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE GLOBAL DIGITAL DIVIDE AND ITS UNDERPINNINGS
      4. THE “VIRTUALLY EXCLUDED”
      5. THE INTERNATIONAL AGENDA
      6. INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONAL RESPONSES
      7. CONCLUSION
  7. Section 3: Digital Divide
    1. Chapter 8: Exclusiveness vs. Inclusiveness in Software Development
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DOING GENDER: DOING DIFFERENCE?
      5. INCLUSIVE DESIGN APPROACHES AND TRIPLE-LOOP LEARNING
      6. ON GENDERED AND CULTURAL BIASES OF SOFTWARE-DEVELOPMENT: SELECTED EMPIRICAL RESULTS
      7. CONCLUSION: LESSONS LEARNED
    2. Chapter 9: The Gender Divide
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. ROLE- DEFINITION AS A SOCIOLOGICAL SOLUTION TO THE GENDER DIVIDE
      4. BARRIERS TO INTERNET ACCESS: PHYSICAL
      5. THE INTERNET IS AVOIDABLE UNTIL IT BECOMES A “NECESSITY”
      6. “FOR EDUCATION ONLY”: JUSTIFYING THE PURPOSE OF USAGE
      7. CONCLUSION: SUBORDINATION AND FIXATION OF GENDER ROLES
    3. Chapter 10: Gender Symbolism and Technology Uptake
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
  8. Section 4: Access and Use of ICTs among Women
    1. Chapter 11: Gender Aspects in the Use of ICT in Information Centres
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WOMEN AND PROFESSION
      4. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 12: User Perceptions of Information Quality in E-Learning Systems
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODOLOGY
      4. RESULTS
      5. CONCLUSION AND FUTURE WORK
  9. Section 5: Women’s Work, Career and Choices in the ICT Sector
    1. Chapter 13: Challenges Faced by Women
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCEPT AND DEFINITION OF OUTSOURCING
    2. Chapter 14: Indian Women Working in Call Centers
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CALL CENTERS
      4. EMPLOYMENT AND EMPOWERMENT
      5. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 15: Re-Examining the Career Anchor Model
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. FINDINGS
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH
      8. APPENDIX A: CORRELATIONS BETWEEN FACTORS AND CAREER ANCHORS
      9. APPENDIX B: CORRELATIONS BETWEEN FACTORS AND JOB TYPE
    4. Chapter 16: Gender and Employability Patterns amongst UK ICT Graduates
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DATA: PARTICIPANTS, MEASURES AND ANALYTICAL STRATEGY
      5. FINDINGS
      6. DISCUSSION
    5. Chapter 17: Virtual Tourism as a New Form of Oppression against Women
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE TOURIST GAZE
      5. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 6: Cybercrimes
    1. Chapter 18: Filipino Cyborg Sexualities, Chatroom Masculinities, Self-Ascribed Identities, Ephemeral Selves
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODOLOGY
      4. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      5. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 19: End-Users’ Acceptance of Biometrics Authentication to Secure E-Commerce within the Context of Saudi Culture
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THEORETICAL BACKGROUND
      4. RESEARCH MODEL
      5. RESEARCH DESIGN AND DATA COLLECTING
      6. DATA ANALYSIS
      7. LIMITATIONS AND DIRECTIONS FOR FUTURE RESEARCH
      8. CONCLUSION AND MANAGERIAL IMPLICATIONS
    3. Chapter 20: The Case of the U.S. Mother / Cyberspy / Undercover Iraqi Militant
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. LITERATURE REVIEW
      4. DISCUSSION
      5. CONCLUSION
  11. Section 7: Case Studies
    1. Chapter 21: Western Work Worlds and Altering Approaches to Marriage
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. 2. MARRIAGE, CHANGES & CALL CENTER WORK
      4. 3. METHODOLOGY
      5. 4. FINDINGS
      6. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 22: Gender Gaps and Information and Communication Technology
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. REVIEW OF LITERATURE
      5. WOMEN AND IT EDUCATION
      6. INFRASTRUCTURE ISSUES
      7. GLOBALIZATION, INFORMATION, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND WOMEN’S WORK
      8. FUTURE TRENDS
      9. CONCLUSION
  12. Compilation of References
  13. About the Contributors
  14. Introduction
  15. Index