Critical Social Policy and STS: Missing Connections, Disappearing Women?

Critical Social Policy and STS: Missing Connections, Disappearing Women?

SAGE 5711

March 5, 2008 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

This presentation and discussion will explore lessons learned as a feminist interdiscipline jumper, rollercoastering between political science, science and technology studies, and women's studies in an effort to tackle real-world problems reflectively in collaboration with a wide variety of "normal folks." We'll take a Mr. Toad's Wild Ride through a very particular swampy murk: my as yet incipient efforts to combine critical social policy and STS to create technology and policy analysis that doesn't disappear women and their work in the IT economy. I'll discuss a number of concepts and frameworks I've found useful as landmarks along the way to developing a full analysis of power and oppression in the "information age," including: intersectionality, the new punitiveness, and critical technological citizenship. This is intended to be a loosely structured and emergent conversation, so please come with your own puzzles, questions, insights and challenges! 

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