0262535181
Programmed inequality : how Britain discarded women technologists and lost its edge in computing / Marie Hicks.
Cover
Author: Hicks, Marie,
Publication year: 2018
Format: Book
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, 2018.
Description:
Originally published: 2017.
How Britain lost its early dominance in computing by systematically discriminating against its most qualified workers: women. In 1944, Britain led the world in electronic computing. By 1974, the British computer industry was all but extinct. What happened in the intervening thirty years holds lessons for all post-industrial superpowers. As Britain struggled to use technology to retain its global power, the nation's inability to manage its technical labour force hobbled its transition into the information age. In 'Programmed Inequality', Marie Hicks explores the story of labour feminization and gendered technocracy that undercut British efforts to computerize.
Specialized.
Series: History of computing
Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating Provide rating
Physical Description:
x, 342 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm.

Availability

Loading...
Other titles by the author
Similar titles
0028628845
Author: Pfaffenberger, Bryan, 1949-
156276344X
Author: White, Ron, 1944-
0131009060
Author: Sherman, Jackie.
0852929641
Author: Firth, Judith.
0563211024
1526304236
Author: Amson-Bradshaw, Georgia, author.
0340645253
Author: Negroponte, Nicholas.
0750681845
Author: McBride, P. K.
1788490541
0008241600
Language Language