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Issue 1 • Date Spring 2000

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  • Perspectives on women and technology [Guest Editorial]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):4 - 5
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  • "Engineeresses" invade campus: four decades of debate over technical coeducation

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):20 - 26
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    Engineering education in the United States has a gendered history, one that reveals an ongoing debate over women's place in the predominantly male engineering profession. Historically, women in engineering programs, even more than in science, have stood out due to their rarity. Their very presence thus led university communities to confront questions about what it means to be a man or a woman in a... View full abstract»

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  • The machine in the bedroom [Review]

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):43 - 45
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  • Pornography, videotape and the Internet

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):27 - 34
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    Pornography has had a significant role in the promotion and diffusion of new communication technologies. New technologies have also altered the nature of pornography in the last few decades. These technologies include VCRs, camcorders, Minitel, computers, and the Internet. Pornographic products have served to stimulate interest in these new technologies, despite their higher initial costs. The att... View full abstract»

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  • Women in engineering: politics in the making of a statistical category

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):6 - 14
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    National narratives, made up mostly by images of a nation in crisis and defined by powerful social actors and have significantly shaped US policies and programs for education and training of women in engineering, as well as the latter's significance as statistical categories for the American nation. Given the increasing importance of scientists and engineers in the fulfillment of US missions in th... View full abstract»

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  • The Internet and sex industries: partners in global sexual exploitation

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):35 - 42
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    The author argues that the expansion of the global sex industry, especially on the Internet, has intensified the harm to the victims, and normalized and globalized the victimization and exploitation. Two components of globalization, rapid development and deployment of information technology and the industrialized commodification of women and children have become linked to expand and truly internat... View full abstract»

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  • Reclaiming history: women in the telegraph industry

    Publication Year: 2000, Page(s):15 - 19
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    In the mid-nineteenth century, women entered a challenging, competitive technological field: the telegraph industry. They competed directly with men, demanding, and occasionally getting, equal pay; they moved into both management and senior technical positions. Women telegraphers comprised a subculture of technically educated workers whose skills, mobility, and independence set them apart from the... View full abstract»

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The following topics describe the scope of IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology (IEEE SSIT) and of IEEE Technology and Society Magazine : Health and safety implications of technology, Engineering ethics and professional responsibility, Engineering education in social implications of technology, History of electrotechnology, Technical expertise and public policy, Social issues related to energy, Social issues related to information technology, Social issues related to telecommunications, Systems analysis in public policy decisions, Economic issues related to technology, Peace technology, and Environmental implications of technology. Beyond these specific topics, IEEE Technology and Society Magazine  is concerned with the broad area of the social implications of technology, especially electrotechnology.

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School of Information Systems and Technology
University of Wollongong