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Victim, Mother, or Untapped Resource? Discourse Analysis of the Construction of Women in ICT Policies
Örebro Universitet.
Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Information Systems. (Mikrodataanalys)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1076-3442
2017 (English)In: Information Technologies & International Development, ISSN 1544-7529, Vol. 13, no 2017, 72-86 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article analyzes the construction of women in national ICT policies in South and Southeast Asia. The aim is to unravel the role ascribed to women in these policies and how this affects suggested measures. The research is based on critical discourse analysis and shows that women are mainly constructed as victims, mothers, or an untapped resource. We argue that if women are speciªcally targeted in policies, careful attention should be given to how they are portrayed. Our analysis also shows that in most cases the suggested solutions on how to include women in the ICT society only deal with the symptoms of gender inequality rather than the structures that prevent equal opportunities. We conclude by discussing implications for research and practice.

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2017. Vol. 13, no 2017, 72-86 p.
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Information Systems, Social aspects
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Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis, General Microdata Analysis - others
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-24712OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-24712DiVA: diva2:1088933
Available from: 2017-04-18 Created: 2017-04-18 Last updated: 2017-04-18Bibliographically approved

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