HPS202 Gender and Technology

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History and Philosophy of Science and Technology
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HPS202 Thursday October 20 2011Gender and Technologytech as practice and artifacttechnology is embedded in and defined by a culturean artifact acquires meaning from practices associated with it by a societyartifact only tech when group associates set of practices with it that gives it meaning as tech first tool user perceived to be male masculine field technology acquiring gender associationsGender Structurestech embedded in preexisting social structures of culture including gendertech reenforce structures or subvert themtoys in childhoodBicycle Secret Origindifficult to identify inventorhighwheeled ordinaryfirst produced in Britain 1868 by James Starey grew to dominance of cycle market during 1870sfront wheel drive and steering
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