DO IT HERSELF
Women and Technical Innovation
Helen Appleton (Ed.)
Do it Herself investigates the contributions of women to technical innovation at the grassroots level, using 22 case studies from 16 countries in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Despite diverse social, economic and political environments, certain central themes are identified in women's use, production, and adaptation of technology.
IT Publications, 1995. paper; 310 pp. ISBN 1-85339-287-1 US$28.50
Gender Equity in Science and Technology for Development
UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development
This unique collection of essays on gender, science, and technology explores specific issues, illustrates the differential gender impact of science and technology developments, and discusses strategies to promote greater gender equity, especially in decision-making. The book aims to stimulate action and research, and to persuade governments, the scientific community, donors, and NGOs about the link between gender, science, and sustainable human development.
IDRC/UNIFEM/IT Publications, 1995. paper; 200 pp. ISBN 0-912917-37-7 US$24.95
WOMEN, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND SCHOLARSHIP (WITS)
H. Jeanie Taylor, Cheris Kramarae and Maureen Ebben (Eds.)
The essays, bibliographies, and digests in this volume highlight the major, often unforeseen, implications of new information technologies for the politics and reconstitution of gender, race, and class in universities. Key issues include the involvement of women in creating a "cyberspace of our own," and for electronic scholarship, and sharing and ownership of electronic resources. This book is an important reference for all those concerned about the politics of information technologies processes at major universities, which has increasingly broader significance with the spread of such technologies worldwide. Annotated bibliography.
Women, Information Technology, and Scholarship (WITS) Colloquium, 1993. paper; 127 pp. ISBN 1-882875-00-1 US$10.00
WOMEN'S ROLES IN TECHNICAL INNOVATION
This book describes the wealth of women's indigenous technical knowledge and innovative solutions across a whole range of food cycle activities. It highlights the value of consulting local women and adding to their experience, and urges technological institutions to support women's efforts to find solutions to technical problems. Case studies; list of contacts; bibliography.
IT Publications/UNIFEM, 1995. paper; 86 pp. ISBN 1-85339-307-X US$15.50
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