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Gender, Health and Information Technology in Context


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Introduction: Informing Gender? Health and Information Technologies in Context; E.Balka, E.Green & F.Henwood All Change? Gender, Health and the Internet; F.Henwood & S.Wyatt Gendered Identities and Caring: Health Intermediaries and Technology in Rural and Remote Queensland ; L.Simpson, M.Hall & S.Leggett Geeks Who Care: Gender, Caring and Community Access Computers ; L.Bella Cyber-Burdens: Emerging Imperatives in Women's Unpaid Care Work; R.Harris Nursing Technologies? Gender, Care, and Skill in the Use of Patient Care Information Systems; Z.Sharman Gender, Information Technology and Making Health Work: Unpacking Complex Relations at Work; E.Balka Gendering Work? Women and Technologies in Health Care; P.Armstrong, H.Armstrong & K.Messing Ungendering Women's Health: Information Systems and Occupational Health Indicators; G.Le Jeune 'It Can See into Your Body': Gender, ICTs and and Decision Making about Midlife Women's Health; E.Green, F.Griffiths & A.Lindenmeyer Conclusion: Reconfiguring the Gender, Technology and Health Relationship; E.Balka, E.Green & F.Henwood

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HUGH ARMSTRONG Full Professor cross-appointed to the School of Social Work and to the Institute of Political Economy at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada PAT ARMSTRONG Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at York University in Toronto, Canada and holds a Canadian Health Services Research Foundation Chair in Health Services ELLEN BALKA Professor in the School of Communication, Simon Fraser University, Canada, where she also serves as director of the Assessment of Technology in Context Design Lab LESLIE BELLA Research Professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada, where she taught in the School of Social Work until her retirement EILEEN GREEN Professor of Sociology and Director of the Centre for Social and Policy Research at the University of Teesside's Social Futures Institute, UK FRANCES GRIFFITHS is Associate Clinical Professor and Department of Health National Career Scientist at the University of Warwick, UK MICHELLE HALL Researcher in the Faculty of Business at Queensland University of Technology, Australia ROMA HARRIS is Professor in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies at The University of Western Ontario, Canada FLIS HENWOOD Professor of Social Informatics in the School of Computing, Mathematical and Information Sciences at the University of Brighton, UK GAEL LE JEUNE a statistical analyst at Statistics Canada SUSAN LEGGETT Research Assistant in the Faculty of Business at Queensland University of Technology, Australia ANTJE LINDENMEYER a Research Fellow in primary care at Warwick Medical School, Warwick University, UK KAREN MESSING Full Professor of Ergonomics at the Universite du Quebec in Montreal, Canada ZENA SHARMAN a PhD Candidate in the Interdisciplinary Studies program at the University of British Columbia, Canada LYN SIMPSON Assistant Dean in the Faculty of Business at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia SALLY WYATT Professor of Digital Cultures in Development at Maastricht University and a Senior Research Fellow with the Virtual Knowledge Studio for the Humanities and Social Sciences, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, The Netherlands


'...a welcome contribution to the body of evidence about the socio-technical co-construction of technology, health and gender... this volume is of interest to multiple audiences. It is equally appropriate to nursing, health sciences, information studies, and labour studies.' - International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology

'...the book clearly fulfils its aim to bring together analysis of gender, ICTs and health care, addressing a gap in existing literature.' - Sociology of Health and Illness

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