On-line leisure: Gender, and ICTs in the home

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/97720
Title:
On-line leisure: Gender, and ICTs in the home
Authors:
Green, E. E. (Eileen); Adam, A. (Alison)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside. School of Social Sciences. Centre for Social and Policy Research (CSPR).
Citation:
Green, E. E. and Adam, A. (1998) 'On-line leisure: Gender, and ICTs in the home', Information Communication and Society, 1 (3), pp.291-312.
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Journal:
Information Communication and Society
Issue Date:
1998
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/97720
DOI:
10.1080/13691189809358971
Abstract:
Research into office automation originally acted as a catalyst for research into gender perspectives on information technology. Whilst a fuller picture of women's use of ICTs is emerging, there has been little research on women's leisure use of ICTs, particularly within a domestic setting. Added to the way in which the leisure studies discipline has discovered gender as a variable, this is somewhat surprising. In this paper we argue that current debates on 'virtual culture' would be enriched by analysing the gender dimensions of the use of ICTs for leisure. In addressing personal agency we see women as active agents rather than passive victims of existing structures. The paper addresses negotiations around leisure and the use of technology in the home and how this illuminates the construction of gender identities. The ways in which work and leisure seep into one another are examined through a consideration of electronic mail and the World Wide Web. Although we conclude that women's leisure access is played out within familiar constraints of time and space there are glimpses of a more promising future to be found.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
gender; technology; ICT; home; leisure
ISSN:
1369-118X
Rights:
Subject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 30/04/2010]
Citation Count:
0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 30/04/2010]

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dc.contributor.authorGreen, E. E. (Eileen)en
dc.contributor.authorAdam, A. (Alison)en
dc.date.accessioned2010-04-30T10:10:11Z-
dc.date.available2010-04-30T10:10:11Z-
dc.date.issued1998-
dc.identifier.citationInformation Communication and Society; 1(3):291-312en
dc.identifier.issn1369-118X-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13691189809358971-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/97720-
dc.description.abstractResearch into office automation originally acted as a catalyst for research into gender perspectives on information technology. Whilst a fuller picture of women's use of ICTs is emerging, there has been little research on women's leisure use of ICTs, particularly within a domestic setting. Added to the way in which the leisure studies discipline has discovered gender as a variable, this is somewhat surprising. In this paper we argue that current debates on 'virtual culture' would be enriched by analysing the gender dimensions of the use of ICTs for leisure. In addressing personal agency we see women as active agents rather than passive victims of existing structures. The paper addresses negotiations around leisure and the use of technology in the home and how this illuminates the construction of gender identities. The ways in which work and leisure seep into one another are examined through a consideration of electronic mail and the World Wide Web. Although we conclude that women's leisure access is played out within familiar constraints of time and space there are glimpses of a more promising future to be found.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen
dc.rightsSubject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 30/04/2010]en
dc.subjectgenderen
dc.subjecttechnologyen
dc.subjectICTen
dc.subjecthomeen
dc.subjectleisureen
dc.titleOn-line leisure: Gender, and ICTs in the homeen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside. School of Social Sciences. Centre for Social and Policy Research (CSPR).en
dc.identifier.journalInformation Communication and Societyen
ref.citationcount0 [Web of Science and Scopus, 30/04/2010]en
or.citation.harvardGreen, E. E. and Adam, A. (1998) 'On-line leisure: Gender, and ICTs in the home', Information Communication and Society, 1 (3), pp.291-312.-
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