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Resources on Gender and the Internet…
February 12, 2008, 6:50 pm
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Tons of Stuff. Not Sorted. Random Citations.

Early 1990s – when the internet was … public!

Gender Issues in Online Communications , by Hoa-An Truong, was put together by BAWIT – Bay Area Women in Telecommunications, and presented at the 1993 Computers, Freedom, and Privacy Conference.

Other articles include …

See also the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Gender Issues Archive

The Gendered Mystique is a hypertexted review essay published in CMC Magazine in 1996, which reviews Stone, Turkle, Sinclair, and Spender.

In 1993, I wrote that the topic of women and the Net seemed to be the “flavour of the month”; a year later, women and cyberspace in the media had really geared up; and a year after that, women were actively staking out cyberspace turf and creating vital spaces of their own. Now, less than a year after those words were written, a plethora and profundity of W3 sites and books related to the whole ‘women and cyberspace’ debate have been created. The debates hinge on two phenomena: 1) gender-bending role playing in cyberspace; and 2) the dearth of women on the net.Sandy Stone and Sherry Turkle, celebrated doyennesses of cyberculture, take on the first phenomenon in their recently published books that explore and play with the notion of gender identity in networked virtual communities. As for the second issue, that of gender equity on the net, Dale Spender addresses it head-on in her recent work, while Carla Sinclair has written a practical guide to net resources for postmodern and postfeminist women out there…

Tons of stuff… on feminism and internet:

as a for instance…type in keywords gender, internet, feminist, feminisms…

Shade and Crow, Canadian Feminist Perspectives on Digital Technology, Topia (Spring 2004)

Resources not Updated since 2005 (below)

Shop Till You Drop
–version of talk at Harvey Mudd College

Lisa McLaughlin. (2004). Feminism and the Political Economy of Transnational Public Space. Sociological Review: 156-175.

Nelly Oudshoorn, Els Rommes, and Marcelle Stienstra. (Winter 2004). Configuring the User as Everybody: Gender and Design Cultures in Information and Communication Technologies. Science, Technology & Human Values 29(1): 30-63.

Judy Wajcman. (2004). Technofeminism. Polity.

Ann B. Denis and Michele Ollivier.( 2003). How Wired are Canadian Women? The Intersection of Gender, Class and Language with the Use of New Information Technologies, pp. 251-269 in Andrea Martinez and Meryn Stuart, eds. Out of the Ivory Tower: Taking Feminist Research to the Community. Toronto: Sumach Press.

Ursula Huws. (2003). The Making of a Cybertariat: Virtual Work in a Real World. Monthly Review Press.

Tracy Kennedy, Barry Wellman, and Kristine Klement. (Summer 2003). Gendering the Digital Divide. IT & Society 1(5): 140-172. URL:

Graham Longford and Barbara Crow. 2003. From the Electronic Cottage to the Silicon Sweatshop: Social Implications of Telemediated Work in Canada. In D. Taras and F. Pannekock. eds. How Canadians Communicate, Calgary: University of Calgary Press.

Andrea Martinez and Elizabeth Turcotte. 2003. The Rise of Aboriginal Women’s Global Connectivity, pp. 270-293 in Andrea Martinez and Meryn Stuart, eds. Out of the Ivory Tower: Taking Feminist Research to the Community. Toronto: Sumach Press.

Leslie Regan Shade. (2003). Whose Global Knowledge: Women Navigating the Net. Development 46(1): 49-54.

Ann Travers. (2003). Parallel Subaltern Feminist Counterpublics in Cyberspace. Sociological Perspectives 46(2): 223-237.

Michelle White. (2003). Too Close to See: Men, Women, and Webcams. New Media & Society 5(1): 7-28.

Bell, Brandi L. (2002). Young Feminists and Internet Websites: Heralding the Future of Feminism? M.A. Thesis, Department of Communication, Simon Fraser University.

Mia Consalvo, and Susanna Paasonen. Eds. (2002). Women & Everyday Uses of the Internet: Agency & Identity. Peter Lang.

Neil Gerlach and Sheryl Hamilton. (2002). Virtually Civil: Studio XX, Feminist Voices, and Digital Technology in Canadian Civil Society, pp. 201-215 in Civic Discourse and Cultural Politics in Canada: A Cacophony of Voices, ed. Sherry Devereaux Ferguson and Leslie Regan Shade. Westport CT: Ablex Publishing.

Rosalind Gill. (2002). Cool, Creative, and Egalitarian? Exploring Gender in Project-Based New Media Work in Europe. Information, Communication & Society 5(1): 70-89.

Penny Gurstein. 2002. Wired to the World, Chained to the Home: Telework in Daily Life. Vancouver: UBC Press.

Sue Curry Jansen. 2002. Critical Communication Theory: Power, Media, Gender, and Technology. Boston, MA: Rowman & Littlefield.

Lori Kendall. (2002). Hanging Out in the Virtual Pub: Masculinities and Relationships Online. University of California Press.

June Lennie. (2002). Care and Connection in Online Groups Linking Rural and Urban Women in Australia: Some Contradictory Effects. Feminist Media Studies 2(3): 289-306.

Michèle Martin. 2002. An Unsuitable Technology for Women? Communication as Circulation, In Meehan, Eileen R. and Ellen Riordan. eds. Sex & Money: Feminism and Political Economy in the Media. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Michèle Ollivier and Ann Denis. March 2002. Les Femmes Francophones en Situation Minoritaire au Canada et les Technologies d’Information et de Communication. Research report for the Fédération nationale des femmes canadiennes françaises and Industrie Canada.

Els Rommes. (2002). Gender Scripts and the Internet: The Design and Use of Amsterdam’s Digital City. Twente University Press.

Krista Scott-Dixon. (2002). Girrls Need Ezines: Young Feminists Get On-line. In Lisa Bryn Rundle and Lara Karaian. Eds. Turbo Chicks: Talking Young Feminisms. Toronto: Sumach Press.

Leslie Regan Shade. (2002). Gender and Community in the Social Construction of the Internet, New York: Peter Lang.

Gillian Youngs. (2002). Closing the Gaps: Women, Communications and Technology. Development 45(4): 23-28.

Ann B Denis and Michèle Ollivier.( Fall 2001).Nouvelles Technologies d’Information et de Communication: Accès et Usages Chez les Jeunes Francophones en Ontario. Francophonies d’Amérique. 12: 37-49.

Eileen Green and Leigh Keeble. (2001). The Technological Story of a Woman’s Centre: A Feminist Model of User Centered Design, pp. 53-70 in Community informatics: Shaping Computer-Mediated Social Relations. New York: Routledge.

Michèle Ollivier.( 2001). Femmes, Francophonie et Nouvelles Techniques de Communication, In Andrea Martinez et Michèle Ollivier. eds. La tension tradition-modernité.Construits socioculturels de femmes autochtones, francophones et migrantes. Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa.

Margaret Page and Anne Scott. (2001). Change Agency and Women’s Learning: New Practices in Community Informatics. Information, Communication & Society (4) 4: 528-559.

Tamara Seabrook and Louise Watts. (2001). The Techno-flaneur: Tele-erotic Representation of Women’s Life Spaces, pp. 240-262 in Community informatics: Shaping Computer-Mediated Social Relations. New York: Routledge.

Liesbet Van Zoonen. (2001). Feminist Internet Studies. Feminist Media Studies 1(1): 67-72.

Gillian Youngs. (2001). The Political Economy of Time in the Internet Era: Feminist Perspectives and Challenges. Information, Communication & Society 4: 14-33.

Ellen Balka and Richard Smith, eds. (2000). Women, Work and Computerization: Charting a Course to the Future. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Barbara Crow and Graham Longford. 2000. Digital Restructuring, Gender, Class, and Citizenship in the Information Society in Canada. Citizenship Studies. 4(2): 207-230.

Ann Travers. (2000). Writing the Public in Cyberspace: Redefining Inclusion on the Net. New York: Garland Publishing.

Rhiannon Bury. (Spring/Summer 1999). X-Clusively Female: The Cyberspaces of the David Duchovny Estrogen Brigades. Resources for Feminist Research/Documentation Sur La Recherche Féministe 27 (1-2): 25-48.

Sophia Huyer. (1999). Shifting Agendas at GK97: Women and International Policy on Information and Communication Technologies. In Women@Internet: Creating New Cultures in Cyberspace, ed. Wendy Harcourt. London: Zed Books.

Heather Menzies.1999. The Bias of Space Revisited: The Internet and the Information Highway Through Women’s Eyes, pp. 322-338 in Harold Innis in the New Century: Reflections and Refractions, ed. Charles R. Acland and William J. Buxton. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s Press.

Rhiannon Bury. (Autumn 1998). Waiting to X-hale: A Study of Gender and Community on an All-female X-Files Electronic Mailing List. Convergence 4(3).

Melanie Stewart Millar. 1998. Cracking the Gender Code: Who Rules the Wired World. Toronto: Sumach Press.

Scarlett Pollock and Jo Sutton. (1998). Women Click: Feminism and the Internet. In CyberFeminism: Connectivity, Critique and Creativity, Susan Hawthorne and Renate Klein, eds. Melbourne: Spinifex Press.

Ellen Balka. (1997). Computer Networking: Spinsters on the Web. Ottawa: Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women.

Barbara Crow. (1997). Politicizing the Internet: Getting Women On-line. In R. Lander and A. Adam. eds. Women in Computing: Progression From Where to What? Exeter: Intellect Books.

Heather Menzies. (1997). Telework, Shadow Work: The Privatization of Work in the New Digital Economy. Studies in Political Economy 53: 103–143.

Scarlett Pollock and Jo Sutton. 1997. eds. Virtual Organizing, Real Change: Women’s Groups Using the Internet. Ottawa: Women’space.

Leslie Regan Shade. (1997). Using a gender-based analysis in developing a Canadian access strategy: Backgrounder report. Prepared for the Ad Hoc Committee for the Workshop on Access to the Information Highway. URL:

Ellen Balka. (1996).Women and Computer Networking in Six Countries. The Journal of International Communication: 66–84.

Mary Bryson and Suzanne de Castell. (1996). Learning to Make a Difference: Gender, New Technologies, and In/equity. Mind, Culture, and Activity 2(1): 3-21.

Leslie Regan Shade. (1996). Report on the use of the internet in Canadian women’s organizations. Prepared for Status of Women Canada. URL:

Ellen Balka. (1995).Women’s Access to On-line Discussions about Feminism. The Electronic Journal of Communication/La Revue Electronique de Communication 3.

Kim Sawchuk and Barbara Crow. (1995). Some Canadian Feminists Intervene in the Datasphere. Proceedings: Telecommunities ’95 Equity on the Net, International Community Networking Conference, Victoria, B.C., Canada.

Smith, Judy & Balka, Ellen. (1988). Chatting on Feminist Computer Networks. In C. Kramarae, ed., Technology and Women’s Communication. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.

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