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Department
Women and Gender Studies
Course
WGS355H5
Professor
Victoria
Semester
Summer

Description
 Feminist analyses of technology were shifting beyond the approach of ‘women and technology’ to examine the very processes whereby technology is developed and used, as well as those whereby gender is constituted. This approach took two broad directions: one influenced by radical feminism, the other identified with socialist feminism.  important principle of radical and cultural feminism is that Western technology, like science, is deeply occupied in masculine project of the authority and control of women and nature  emphasize gender difference and celebrate what they see as specifically feminine, such as women’s greater humanism, pacifism, nurturance and spiritual development  liberal feminism saw power in terms of relations between individual people, radical feminism emphasized the way in which gender power relations were embedded more deeply within science and technology  pessimistic portrayal of women uniformly as victims o
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