Technology becomes her

Hester, Helen (2017) Technology becomes her. New Vistas, 3 (1). pp. 46-50. ISSN 2056-9688

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Abstract

Why are so many of today's digital assistants presented as feminine? How does this relate to the history of workplace technologies and women's participation in the labour force? This article seeks to answer these questions, arguing that some elements of "women's work" are now being outsourced to machines – with interesting implications for our understandings of gender.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2017 University of West London
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gender, technology, work, social reproduction
Subjects: Computing > Intelligent systems
Social sciences > Communication and culture
Computing
Social sciences
Depositing User: Helen Hester
Date Deposited: 25 May 2017 08:52
Last Modified: 26 May 2017 08:17
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/3356

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