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Programmed inequality : how Britain discarded women technologists and lost its edge in computing / Marie Hicks.

By: Hicks, Mar [author].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: MIT Press series in the history of computing: Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, c2017Description: x, 342 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, portraits ; 24 centimetres.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780262035545; 9780262535182.Subject(s): Women computer industry employees -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century | Women in computer science -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century | Women -- Employment -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century | Sex discrimination in employment -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century | Computer industry -- Great Britain -- History | Technocracy
Contents:
Introduction: Britain's computer "revolution" -- War machines : women's computing work and the underpinnings of the data-driven state, 1930-1946 -- Peacetime data processing in peacetime : institutionalizing a feminized machine underclass, 1946-1955 -- Luck and labor shortage : gender flux, professionalization, and growing opportunities for computer workers, 1958-1967 -- The rise of the technocrat : how state attempts to centralize power through computing went astray, 1965-1969 -- The end of white heat and the failure of British technocracy, 1969-1979 -- Conclusion: reassembling the history of computing around gender's formative influence.
List(s) this item appears in: Dana Research Centre and Library - New acquisitions - March 2020
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 295-329) and index.

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