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Cracking the digital ceiling : women in computing around the world / edited by Carol Frieze, Jeria L. Quesenberry.

Publication:
Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2020.
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 346 pages ; 23 cm
Subjects:
Women in computer science.
Women in information science.
Computers and women.
Summary:
"Is computing just for men? Are men and women suited to different careers? This collection of global perspectives challenges these commonly held western views, perpetuated as explanations for women's low participation in computing. By providing an insider look at how different cultures worldwide impact the experiences of women in computing, the book introduces readers to theories and evidence that support the need to turn to environmental factors, rather than innate potential, to understand what determines women's participation in this growing field. This wakeup call to examine the obstacles and catalysts within various cultures and environments will help those interested in improving the situation understand where they might look to make changes that could impact women's participation in their classrooms, companies, and administrations. Computer scientists, STEM educators, students of all disciplines, professionals in the tech industry, leaders in gender equity, anthropologists, and policy makers will all benefit from reading this book. Dr. Carol Frieze works on diversity and inclusion in Carnegie Mellon's School of Computer Science. She focuses on culture and broadening participation in computing. She is co-author of Kicking Butt in Computer Science: Women in Computing at Carnegie Mellon University (2015). Frieze is winner of the 2016 AccessComputing Capacity Building Award and the 2017 winner of the Computing Research Association's A. Nico Habermann Award. Dr. Jeria L. Quesenberry is an associate teaching professor of information systems at Carnegie Mellon University. Her research interests include cultural influences on IT students and professionals, social inclusion, and broadening participation. She is co-author of Kicking Butt in Computer Science"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
An inegalitarian paradox: on the uneven gendering of computing work around the world / Tiffany Chow and Maria Charles
Perspectives from the UNESCO science report 2015 toward 2030 / Sophia Huyer
Field studies of women in Europe, North America, Africa and the Asia-pacific: a theoretical explanation for the gender imbalance in information technology / Eileen M. Trauth
Socio-cultural complexities of Latin American and Caribbean women in computing / Palma Buttles and Fred Valdez, Jr
A gender perspective on computer science education in Israel: from high school, through the military and academia to the tech industry / Orit Hazzan, Efrat Nativ-Ronen and Tatiana Umansky
Factors influencing women's ability to enter the IT workforce: case studies of five Sub-Saharan African countries / Sophia Huyer and Nancy J. Hafkin
Against all odds: culture and context in the female information technology professional's career choice and experiences / Monica Adya
Cultures and context in tech: a dynamic system / Sally Applin
Perspectives of women with disabilities in computing / Brianna Blaser, Cynthia Bennett, Richard Ladner, Sheryl Burgstahler, and Jennifer Mankoff
An interview with Dr. Sue Black, OBE, computer scientist and computing evangelist / Sue Black
An overview of the Swedish educational system with a focus on women in computer science: looking back to learn for the future / Sinna Lindquist and Ingrid Melinder
Portugal: perspective on women in computing / Arminda Guerra Lopes
Women in computing: the situation in Russia / Evgeniy K. Khenner
More Chinese women needed to hold up half the computing sky / Ming Zhang and Yichun Yin
How the perception of young Malaysians towards science and mathematics influences their decision to study computer science / Mazliza Othman and Rodziah Latih
Of pedestals and professions: female software engineers in Tamil cinema / Joyojeet Pal
Women in computing education: a Western or a global problem? lessons from India / Roli Varma
Challenging attitudes and disrupting stereotypes of gender and computing in Australia: are we doing it right? / Catherine Lang.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Frieze, Carol, 1947- editor.
Quesenberry, Jeria L., 1977- editor.
Other format:
ebook version :
ISBN:
9781108497428
110849742X
9781108740074
1108740073
9781108646277
9781108609081
OCLC:
1090012687
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