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Overcoming Gender Inequalities through Technology Integration

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Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) exert a great influence on global activities. ITC has affected the structure of governments, economies, cultures, and even human health. Another area in which ICT has had a tremendous impact is within the developing world and nations where women face repression and fewer opportunities. Overcoming Gender Inequalities through Technology Integration is a critical source for understanding the role of technology adoption within female empowerment and equality in developing nations and beyond. This publication examines the strategies applicable to the use of technology in the purist of societal recognition of women in addition to the trajectory and visibility of women in developing as well as developed countries in which they have access to ICTs. This book is an essential reference source for students and teachers of gender studies or information technology, women’s advocacy groups, policy makers, NGOs, and technology developers.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Dedication
  6. Editorial Advisory Board
  7. Preface
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Chapter 1: The Internet and the Rise in Self-Empowerment of Chinese Women
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. 1. INTRODUCTION
    3. 2. USING POWER TO UNDERSTAND EMPOWERMENT IN RELATION TO INDIVIDUAL WOMEN
    4. 3. DEVELOPING MECHANISMS TO LINK BLOGGING PRACTICES WITH WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT: AN INDIVIDUALISTIC APPOACH
    5. 4. DATA AND METHODS
    6. 5. THE POTENTIAL OF ONLINE WRITING TO PROMOTE SELF-ACTUALISATION
    7. 6. SELECTIVE FEATURES OF WEBLOGS THAT ALLOW FOR IDENTIY PROJECTION
    8. 7. MANAGING CONNECTIONS OF THE SELF FOR PERSONAL SOCIAL NETWORKS
    9. 8. CONCLUSION AND FURTHER RESEARCH
    10. REFERENCES
    11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    12. ENDNOTES
  10. Chapter 2: Gendered Representations of Fandom
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. MIXED-GENRE FICTION, MIXED-FAN COMMUNITIES
    5. METHODOLOGY
    6. ANALYSIS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  11. Chapter 3: Political Dis-Empowerment of Women by ICTs
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THEORETICAL POINT OF DEPARTURE
    5. METHODOLOGY
    6. OBSERVATIONS, ISSUES, AND FINDINGS
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
    9. REFERENCES
    10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    11. ENDNOTES
  12. Chapter 4: Challenging or Reinforcing the Gender Divide?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
    4. GENDER AND NEW MEDIA IN THE GLOBAL SOUTH
    5. METHODOLOGY
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. ENDNOTES
  13. Chapter 5: Small but Focused
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. REFLECTING ABOUT THE ALREADY EXISTING RESEARCH
    4. SMALL BUT FOCUSED: EMPIRICAL CASE STUDY OF A PORTUGUESE SMALL VILLAGE
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. ENDNOTES
  14. Chapter 6: Public Demand Aggregation as a Means of Bridging the ICT Gender Divide
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. AN OVERVIEW ON THE ARGUMENT
    4. OBJECTIVE OF THE CHAPTER
    5. WHY ICT GENDER DIVIDE EXISTS
    6. THE RATIONALE FOR DEMAND AGGREGATION
    7. THE RATIONALE FOR BROADBAND CONNECTIVITY
    8. THE CASES: SUMMARY OF EMPIRICAL FINDINGS
    9. CONCLUSION
    10. REFERENCES
  15. Chapter 7: New Communication Technologies
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BRAZIL’S GENERAL CONTEXT: WOMEN, INTERNET AND NEW TECHNOLOGIES
    4. POLITICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL PERSPECTIVE: IS IT REASONABLE OR JUSTIFIABLE TO LIMIT FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN ORDER TO PROTECT WOMEN’S RIGHTS?
    5. BRAZIL’S LEGAL SCENARIO: HOW HAS THE BRAZILIAN CONGRESS FRAMED THESE QUESTIONS?
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    9. ENDNOTES
  16. Chapter 8: Access And Utilization of ICTs by Rural Women in Kenya
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. POLICY FRAMEWORK FOR DEVELOPMENT, GENDER AND ICT IN KENYA
    4. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
    5. FUTURE TRENDS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  17. Chapter 9: ICT Is Not Gender Blind
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. ICT GENDER GAP: A CRITICAL REVIEW OF LITERATURE
    4. SOLUTIONS, RECOMMENDATIONS, AND FUTURE TRENDS
    5. REFERENCES
    6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  18. Chapter 10: Does Whatsapp Use By Female Students Ruin their Morality?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. METHODOLOGY
    4. DESCRIBING THE STUDY AREA
    5. LITERATURE REVIEW
    6. DATA PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSIONS
    7. THE GHANAIAN SOCIETY: THE WAY FORWARD
    8. CONCLUSION
    9. NOTE
    10. REFERENCES
  19. Chapter 11: Internet Mediatization
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
    4. METHODOLOGY
    5. DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS
    6. CONCLUSION
    7. REFERENCES
    8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  20. Chapter 12: Mothers' Domestication of Household ICTs
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. BACKGROUND
    4. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  21. Chapter 13: Digital Leisure or Digital Business?
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. METHOD
    4. FINDINGS
    5. CONCLUSION
    6. REFERENCES
    7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  22. Chapter 14: Women and Nigerian ICT Policy
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. GENDER AND ICT
    4. CONCLUSION
    5. REFERENCES
    6. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  23. Chapter 15: Mobile-Based Social Media Platforms and Women Mobilisation for Political Participation in Nigeria
    1. ABSTRACT
    2. INTRODUCTION
    3. WOMEN POLITICAL MOBILISATION AND PARTICIPATION
    4. MOBILE-BASED SOCIAL MEDIA AND WOMEN IN NIGERIA
    5. SOCIAL MEDIA AS DIGITAL PUBLIC SPHERE
    6. MOBLISING WOMEN THOUGH MOBILE-BASED SOCIAL MEDIA
    7. CONCLUSION
    8. REFERENCES
    9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  24. Compilation of References
  25. About the Contributors