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CONSTRUCTING THE INFORMATION SOCIETY: WOMEN, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, AND DESIGN

J. Fountain

CONSTRUCTING THE INFORMATION SOCIETY: WOMEN, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, AND DESIGN

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Published in Technology in Society, V.221Jan2000, pg.55-62 .
Written in English


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Jan A.G.M. van Dijk is an internationally recognized expert in the field of communication, his specific interest being new media studies. He is the author of The Network Society: Social Aspects of the New Media (Sage, ) and coeditor of Digital Democracy: Issues of Theory and Practice (Sage, ). As Full Professor of Communication Science at the University of Twente, van Dijk teaches and. SAGE Video Bringing teaching, learning and research to life. SAGE Books The ultimate social sciences digital library. SAGE Reference The complete guide for your research journey. SAGE Navigator The essential social sciences literature review tool. SAGE Business Cases Real world cases at your fingertips. CQ Press Your definitive resource for politics, policy and people. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Digital Communication: The Society of Text: Hypertext, Hypermedia, and the Social Construction of Information (, Paperback, Reprint) at the best online prices at eBay! Free shipping for many products!


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Internet Safety; ICT for Community Integration. Information Society is a term for a society in which the creation, distribution, use, integration and manipulation of information is a significant economic, political, and cultural activity.

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Held at the National Library of Technology in Prague, Czech Republic, OctoberFrom: Document Delivery and Resource Sharing (DDRS) Section. IFLA Public Library Manifesto Advocacy Toolkit. From: IFLA and the Information Society, Public Libraries Section. Women’s organisations by making use of these technologies for networking and information sharing, have added to the communal level of women’s power and have provided an enabling environment.

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