Chapter 1: Parallel Lives and the Recovery of Women in the (His)Story of Computing Chapter 2: Distinguishing Rhetoric from Reality in Early Computing Culture Chapter 3: Bridging the Technological Gender Gap On and Off the Screen Chapter 4: Gender Play and the Marketing of Misogyny Chapter 5: Sustaining a Technofeminist Future for Women and Girls
Kristine L. Blair is professor of English and dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Youngstown State University.
Having worked with Kristine Blair on the publication in 1999 of her
first feminist-informed book, I couldn't be prouder than to see her
newest 2019 book, Technofeminist Storiographies: Women, Information
Technology, and Cultural Representation, make its timely
appearance. Thoroughly researched, eloquently argued, and
historically grounded, Blair's work here deserves our closest
attention. We live in a time when the cultural moments she
highlights must inform and shape our everyday work in and out of
the university. There is no time for hesitation: we must act now.
Blair's Technofeminist Storiographies urges us forward with her
every word. -- Gail E. Hawisher, University of Illinois at
In this book, Kristine Blair, a feminist and humanist working in the field of digital technologies, gathers complexly related cultural material-films, graphic novels and books, websites, and the storied lives of iconic women-to weave a powerful new material history of women in the context of technological culture. The result is an immensely valuable, startling, and illuminating bridge between academic feminism and popular culture that represents and honors women's voices, spaces, and contributions in new and exciting ways -- Cynthia L. Selfe, Ohio State University