Nattering on the Net: Women, Power, and Cybersapce

By Dale Spender

© 1996

Published Under the Garamond Imprint

Multimedia, the information superhighway and the Internet have changed our world almost beyond recognition. Electronic networks have revolutionized the human relationship to time and space, and have undermined national boundaries. But what of class, race and gender boundaries?

Is it true that women use technology, but men fall in love with it?

Dale Spender promises to change the way we think about computers. She reveals that men are writing the road rules for the information superhighway subjecting women to new forms of sexual harassment and even data rape. Violence on the Internet is an all-too-common event in virtual reality. These are some of the problems raised by the new technologies, but Dale Spender is also excited about the possibilities of the new media. She asks, will the Internet create virtual sisterhood?

Nattering on the Net is the result of many years' research during which the author made the transition from books to the Internet. She conveys her sheer delight cruising the Web and satisfying her unquenchable curiosity. She argues that it is creating unimaginable opportunities in the areas of education and authorship; the question is: can we use it for good?

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Dale Spender promises to change the way we think about computers.

Nattering on the Net: Women, Power, and Cybersapce

By Dale Spender

© 1996

Published Under the Garamond Imprint

Multimedia, the information superhighway and the Internet have changed our world almost beyond recognition. Electronic networks have revolutionized the human relationship to time and space, and have undermined national boundaries. But what of class, race and gender boundaries?

Is it true that women use technology, but men fall in love with it?

Dale Spender promises to change the way we think about computers. She reveals that men are writing the road rules for the information superhighway subjecting women to new forms of sexual harassment and even data rape. Violence on the Internet is an all-too-common event in virtual reality. These are some of the problems raised by the new technologies, but Dale Spender is also excited about the possibilities of the new media. She asks, will the Internet create virtual sisterhood?

Nattering on the Net is the result of many years' research during which the author made the transition from books to the Internet. She conveys her sheer delight cruising the Web and satisfying her unquenchable curiosity. She argues that it is creating unimaginable opportunities in the areas of education and authorship; the question is: can we use it for good?

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.7in x 0.8in x 9.5in
  • Author Information

    Dale Spender is a researcher, broadcaster and teacher, as well as the author and editor of over 30 books, including Man Made Language and Women of Ideas.

  • Table of contents

    Acknowledgements

    Introduction

    Chapter 1: Print

    Monks and Manuscripts
    Professional, White, Male Standard
    Spelling It Out
    The Glory of Grammar
    He/Man Hoax
    Dictionary Distortions

    Chapter 2: The Claims of Literature

    Exploding the Canon
    Rules of the Game
    Downfall and Dirty Tricks

    Chapter 3: Readers

    The Professional Reader
    The Growth of the Reading Public
    Literary Crisis
    Books

    Chapter 4: Authors

    The Birth of the Author
    The Death of the Author

    Chapter 5: Education

    From Factory Model to Cyberspace
    Schools
    Electronic Scholarship
    Universities

    Chapter 6: Libraries

    Public or Profit?
    Indexing

    Chapter 7: Women, Power and Cyberspace

    Been There, Done That!
    The Gender Gap
    Male Menace on the Superhighway
    What's Good for the Goose Doesn't Apply to the Gander
    Women's Way

    Conclusion

    Bibliography

    Index

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