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Hacking Diversity (eBook)

The Politics Of Inclusion In Open Technology Cultures

de Christina Dunbar-Hester 

idioma: Inglês
Editor: Princeton University Press
Edição ou reimpressão: dezembro de 2019
25,86€
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A firsthand look at efforts to improve diversity in software and hackerspace communities

Hacking, as a mode of technical and cultural production, is commonly celebrated for its extraordinary freedoms of creation and circulation. Yet surprisingly few women participate in it: rates of involvement by technologically skilled women are drastically lower in hacking communities than in industry and academia.Hacking Diversity investigates the activists engaged in free and open-source software to understand why, despite their efforts, they fail to achieve the diversity that their ideals support.

Christina Dunbar-Hester shows that within this well-meaning volunteer world, beyond the sway of human resource departments and equal opportunity legislation, members of underrepresented groups face unique challenges. She brings together more than five years of firsthand research: attending software conferences and training events, working on message boards and listservs, and frequenting North American hackerspaces. She explores who participates in voluntaristic technology cultures, to what ends, and with what consequences. Digging deep into the fundamental assumptions underpinning STEM-oriented societies, Dunbar-Hester demonstrates that while the preferred solutions of tech enthusiaststheir hacks of projects and culturescan ameliorate some of the bugs within their own communities, these methods come up short for issues of unequal social and economic power. Distributing diversity in technical production is not equal to generating justice.

Hacking Diversity reframes questions of diversity advocacy to consider what interventions might appropriately broaden inclusion and participation in the hacking world and beyond.

Hacking Diversity
The Politics Of Inclusion In Open Technology Cultures
ISBN: 9780691194172 Ano de edição ou reimpressão: 12-2019 Editor: Princeton University Press Idioma: Inglês Tipo de Produto: eBook Classificação Temática: eBooks  >  eBooks em Inglês  >  Ciências Soc. e Humanas  >  Sociologia

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