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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii
1 MEET THE SMART WIFE 1
2 ROSIE 23
3 PEPPER 49
4 ALEXA 79
5 HARMONY 109
6 BITCHES WITH GLITCHES 145
7 BOYS AND THEIR TOYS 175
8 THE SMART WIFE REBOOT 205
A Note on Methodology 229
Notes 233
Index 291

About the Author

Yolande Strengers is Associate Professor of Digital Technology and Society in the Emerging Technologies Research Lab at Monash University, Melbourne. Jenny Kennedy is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University, Melbourne.

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Provocative and engaging! The Smart Wife is a timely and wideranging examination of smart home technology and the Internet of Things that is sure to draw you in.
- Genevieve Bell, Distinguished Professor and 3A Institute Director, Australian National University; Senior Fellow, Intel Corporation

Many readers may have wondered why their virtual assistants speak in female voices. Strengers and Kennedy document the many ways in which the same old gender stereotypes and inequalities have shaped wouldbe futuristic technologies -- and ask whether a better smart home could be built to address our crises of care.
- Moira Weigel, Founding Editor of Logic magazine

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