Women@Internet: Creating New Cultures in Cyberspace by Wendy HarcourtWomen@Internet: Creating New Cultures in Cyberspace by Wendy Harcourt

Women@Internet: Creating New Cultures in Cyberspace

byWendy Harcourt

Paperback | February 1, 1999

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This is the first major analysis of the emerging cultural characteristics of women’s activities on the internet across the globe. It brings together anthropologists, communications experts, development workers and media analysts and women’s movement activists to ask: are women caught in the net or weaving it themselves?

The book maps both the social, economic and political biases in which the culture of cyberspace is embedded as well its revolutionary potential explores women’s knowledge of and access to the Internet across the world and puts forward concrete proposals for increasing women’s engagement with the new communication technologies shows how the Internet can create new spaces for women working within radically different cultural environments to access knowledge - and transform it rethinks the very idea of culture by looking at the links and discontinuities between the local and the global that cyberculture has highlighted.

Wendy Harcourt is Director of Gender and Development at the Society for International Development (SID).
Title:Women@Internet: Creating New Cultures in CyberspaceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.5 × 5.44 × 0.8 inPublished:February 1, 1999Publisher:Zed BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1856495728

ISBN - 13:9781856495721

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Table of Contents

Freedom to Create: Women’s Agenda for Cyberspace - Lourdes Arizpe

Cyborg Melody
An introduction to Women on the Net (WoN) - Wendy Harcourt

Part 1: Moving from Cyberspace to Cyberculture
1. Crossing Borders: From crystal to tennis shoes - Marisa Belausteguigoitia Rius
2. Gender, place and networks: A political ecology of cyberculture- Arturo Escobar
3. Virtual Voices: Real lives - Gillian Youngs
4. Internet, Emergent Culture and Design - Silvia Austerlic
5. Exclusion and Communication in the Information Era: From silences to global conversations - Sohail Inayatullah and Ivana Milojevic

Part 2: Women Creating Global Communication
6. Mapping Women’s Global Communications and Networking - Alice Mastrangelo Gittler
7. Global Networking for Change: Experiences from the APC Women’s Programme - Edie Farwell, Peregrine Wood, Maureen James and Karen Banks
8. Shifting Agendas at GK97: Women and international policy on ICT - Sophia Huyer
9. Global Business, National Politics, Community Planning: Are women building the linkages? - Nidhi Tandon

Part 3: Women’s Voices on the Internet
10. They Speak, But Who Listens? - Laura Agustin
11. Information Technology and Cyberculture: The case of Zanzibar - Fatma Alloo
12. The Ho’okele Netwarriors in the Liquid Continent - Kekula P. Bray-Crawford
13. Staking Their Claim: Electronic networking and training in Asia - Rhona O. Bautista
14. Empowering on-line conversations: A pioneering Australian project to link rural and urban women - June Lennie, Margaret Grace, Leonie Daws and Lyn Simpson
15. ALAI: A Latin American experience in social networking - Sally Burch
16. Information and Communication Technologies and Identity Politics in Iran - Farideh Farhi
17. Unveiling the Arab Women’s Voice through the Net - Lamis Alshejni

Local/Global Encounters: WoN weaving together the virtual and actual - Wendy Harcourt

From Our Editors

This volume asks the critical question: are women weaving their own Web or getting tangled in it? It examines the emerging women’s culture on the Internet. The contributors to Women@Internet include anthropologists, media analysts and experts in the fields of development and communication. The book comes in two sections, which explore both the barriers and the new frontiers women are encountering and creating through the computer. Editor Wendy Harcourt has herself broken new ground by including a world view, in this study of the impact of the Internet.

Editorial Reviews

A provacative exploration of the emerging trends in women’s activities on the Internet, primarily in the Third and Fourth Worlds, this anthology brings together the voices of anthropologists, communications experts, media analysts and women’s rights activists. Publishers Weekly