Gender Codes : Why Women Are Leaving Computing

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The computing profession faces a serious gender crisis. Today, fewer women enter computing than anytime in the past 25 years. Thisbook provides an unprecedented look at the history of women and menin computing, detailing how the computing profession emerged andmatured, and how the field became male coded. Women's experiencesworking in offices, education, libraries, programming, andgovernment are examined for clues on how and where womensucceeded--and where they struggled. It also provides a uniqueinternational dimension with studies examining the U.S., GreatBritain, Germany, Norway, and Greece. Scholars in history, gender/women's studies, and science and technology studies, as wellas department chairs and hiring directors will find this volumeilluminating.
Publication Date: 
July 13, 2010