Pleasure, Power and Technology: Some Tales of Gender, by Sally Hacker

By Sally Hacker

How are the pleasures of constructing issues paintings become procedures of domination? Are there hyperlinks among gender and army associations? Does eroticism have anything to do with engineering? during this ebook, first released in 1989, Sally Hacker explores the solutions to those and different provocative questions on our attitudes towards paintings and rest. Drawing from her extensive adventure as a sociologist, feminist and scholar of engineering, Hacker is helping us to appreciate the influence of expertise on our society and the way feminist rules can be utilized to make paintings existence extra egalitarian and extra humane. within the first a part of the ebook, the writer examines a number of examples of the masculinization of strength, starting from army associations to the mechanisation of farm labour, computing device expertise and affirmative motion. within the moment half, Hacker provides the result of her learn on Mondragon, the world’s biggest cooperative office, situated in Spain. Hacker reaches staggering conclusions approximately gender and expertise at Mondragon, the place, inspite of the community’s egalitarian philosophy, gender inequality was once as pervasive as in capitalist and socialist structures.

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