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Feminist Technology

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ISBN-10: 0252077202

ISBN-13: 9780252077203

Edition: 2010

Authors: Linda L. Layne, Sharra Vostral, Kate Boyer

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Description:

In this collection, feminist scholars trained in diverse fields consider these questions by examining a range of products, tools, and technologies that were specifically designed for and marketed to women. Evaluating the claims that such products are liberating for women, the contributors focus on case studies of menstrual-suppressing birth control pills, home pregnancy tests, tampons, breast pumps, Norplant, anti-fertility vaccines, and microbicides. In examining these various products, this volume explores ways of actively intervening to develop better tools for designing, promoting, and evaluating feminist technologies.
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Book details

List price: $27.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 5/5/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Sorting Out the Question of Feminist Technology
The Need to Bleed? A Feminist Technology Assessment of Menstrual-Suppressing Birth Control Pills
Why the Home Pregnancy Test Isn't the Feminist Technology It's Cracked Up to Be and How to Make It Better
Breast Pumps: A Feminist Technology, or (yet) "More Work for Mother"?
Tampons: Re-Scripting Technologies as Feminist
From Subaltern Alignment to Constructive Mediation: Modes of Feminist Engagement in the Design of Reproductive Technologies
Teaching Feminist Technology Design
A Feminist Inventor's Studio
What We Now Know about Feminist Technologies
Contributors
Index