Gender, Culture and Technology
This course examines the relationship between gender and technology in contemporary Western culture. Starting with examples of female scientists, engineers and inventors, the focus is on how the dream of control over both nature and technology is often represented in technoscience and popular culture in terms of control over the female body. The course will address the interrelated concerns of gender, bodies and technologies in relation to issues of reproduction, sex, violence, rape, pornography, free speech, domestic work, consumerism, environmentalism and popular culture. The course concludes by considering the possibilities of cyberspace by examining specific instances of feminist "virtual communities."
- 0.5 WS credit.
|Waterloo Campus||WS305||W - 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Winter Term|