.: Using applications in office work: Stories about gender-technology relations :.
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This paper takes the term using and attempts to trace its various meanings in the context of computer-based office work. The author draws on stories from three different periods of time in her relationship with computer applications to illustrate use by women office workers. These stories raise questions regarding a gendered boundary between technical and user locations, and relations of power at work. The author draws on a strand of feminist research that has explored ongoing design practices to discuss possibilities for an empowering conception of use.
Linda Stepulevage , Senior lecturer in the Department of Innovation Studies, and teaches on interdisciplinary degree programmes, University of East London
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