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Gendered futures? Women, the ICT workplace and stories of the future

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This article investigates stories of the future in relation to women in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector through the development of a theoretical and methodological stance towards the future. Given concerns about the future of the ICT sector in terms of skills shortages and gender imbalances, an understanding of how female ICT professionals view this future is vital. Using data gathered from female ICT professionals in the UK, we look specifically at gendered stories about the future in relation to hybrid/bridger ICT workers, the practices of offshoring/global locating ICT work and the under-representation of women in ICT. Such stories of the future are part of wider discourses on gender relations in late modern society, and so their examination becomes a conduit for problematizing contemporary discourse about gender, work, time and technology. © 2008 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

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Author(s): Moore K, Griffiths M, Richardson H, Adam A

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Gender, Work and Organization

Year: 2008

Volume: 15

Issue: 5

Pages: 523-542

Online publication date: 26/09/2008

ISSN (print): 0968-6673

ISSN (electronic): 1468-0432

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd


DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0432.2008.00416.x


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