Gender and the digital economy : perspectives from the developing world / [edited by] Cecilia Ng and Swasti Mitter.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publication details: New Delhi ; London : SAGE Publications, c2005. Description: 262 p. : ill. ; 22 cmISBN: 0761934103 Hard bound; 8178295733Subject(s): Information society -- Developing countries. Information technology -- Economic aspects -- Developing countri | Women in economic development -- Developing countries | Information society -- Developing countriesDDC classification: 305.42091724 Online resources: WorldCat details | E-book Fulltext
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Gender and the digital economy.
New Delhi ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, 2005
Includes Bibliographical References and Index.
TOC Gender and empowerment in the information economy : an introduction / Swasti Mitter and Cecilia Ng Choon Sim --
Globalization, ICTs, and economic empowerment : a feminist critique / Swasti Mitter --
From 'information' to 'knowledge' societies? : Argentina in the context of engendered regional globalization / Martha Roldán --
Female spaces in the Philippines' ICT industry / Czarina Saloma-Akpedonu --
Women's agency and the IT industry in India / Govind Kelkar, Girija Shrestha, and Veena N --
Valuing women's voices : call center workers in Malaysia and India / Cecilia Ng Choon Sim and Swasti Mitter --
Women weavers online : rural Moroccan women on the Internet / Susan Schaefer Davis --
Virtual community building for networking among women / Isabel Zorn --
Gender-net : a political goal of communication technologies / Dora Inés Munévar M. and Juan Aburto Arrieta --
Thinking big to accelerate gender equality and transformation in the ICT arena / Gillian M. Marcelle.
In the global discourse on ICTs, the concern so far has primarily been outsourcing and the loss of service sector jobs from the developed world. This book focuses, instead, on the positive aspects of the digital economy as they relate to women in the developing world. It illustrates--with case studies from Argentina, Morocco, India, Malaysia and the Philippines--how economic empowerment through the medium of ICTs can change the position of women within their families and the workplace, even in the face of uneven development processes. This timely volume, which is rooted in primary and original r.
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