Recoding Gender Women's Changing Participation in Computing
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Today, women earn a relatively low percentage of computer science degrees and hold proportionately few technical computing jobs. Meanwhile, the stereotype of the male "computer geek" seems to be everywhere in popular culture. Few people know that women were a significant presence in the early decades of computing in both the United States and Britain. Indeed, programming in postwar years was considered woman's work (perhaps in contrast to the more manly task of building the computers themselves). In Recoding Gender, Janet Abbate explores the untold history of women in computer science and programming from the Second World War to the late twentieth century. Demonstrating how gender has More...
|Introduction: Rediscovering Women's History in Computing|
|Breaking Codes and Finding Trajectories: Women at the Dawn of the Digital Age|
|Seeking the Perfect Programmer: Gender and Skill in Early Data Processing|
|Software Crisis or Identity Crisis? Gender, Labor, and Programming Methods|
|Female Entrepreneurs: Reimagining Software as a Business|
|Gender in Academic Computing: Alternative Career Paths and Norms|
|Appendix: Oral History Interviews Conducted for This Project|
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