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Femmes et hommes face à l'ordinateur. Histoires du développement d'une relation positive

Rita Bencivenga 1 
1 Genre, savoir, éducation
CREF - Centre de recherches éducation et formation
Abstract : When we talk about adults using ICT, inequalities between women and men very often emerge, and particular emphasis is placed on the negative relationship which women supposedly have with computers. Studies on ways of reducing these inequalities have often been based on information collected by IT professionals or expert users. This leaves out the majority of normal users (both women and men). Therefore we have very little information on people who, although they are not experts or professionals, appreciate ICT and use one regularly and confidently. This thesis is aimed at this particular group of people. The main objective was to gather information on how women and men who are regular but non professional users can form positive relationships with ICT. Twenty five narrative interviews were conducted with this aim in mind. Based on a comparison between the sexes, the study explores potential inequalities between women/men and examines the potential role of gender, that is, a "hierarchical system of norms for each sex". The results show that positive relationships are based on the same aspects for both women and men. The influence of gender depends on power games and on recognising situations which defy the imagination, in which men are much closer to technology than women.
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Rita Bencivenga. Femmes et hommes face à l'ordinateur. Histoires du développement d'une relation positive. Etudes sur le genre. Université de Nanterre - Paris X, 2012. Français. ⟨tel-00858684⟩



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