Women and men in computer cartoons from punch: 1946 to 1982

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Abstract

Investigating the presentation of women and men in mass-media cartoons involving computers can help to elucidate the reproduction of social conceptions of gender roles in technology use. Here, analyses of 211 computer cartoons from Punch, from 1946 to 1982, are discussed. Cartoon genres for human/computer relationships, unemployment and marriage broking, and explicitly sexist cartoons are considered. Overall contents analysis suggests that, in computer cartoons of this period, women are less well represented and more passive than men.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IFIP TC9/WG9.1 Fifth International Conference on Woman, Work and Computerization: Breaking Old Boundaries - Building New Forms
PublisherElsevier
Pages171-184
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)0-444-81927-4
Publication statusPublished - 1994
EventProceedings of the IFIP TC9/WG9.1 Fifth International Conference on Women, Work and Computerization: Breaking Old Boundaries - Building New Forms - Manchester, UK
Duration: 2 Jul 19945 Jul 1994

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the IFIP TC9/WG9.1 Fifth International Conference on Women, Work and Computerization: Breaking Old Boundaries - Building New Forms
CityManchester, UK
Period2/07/945/07/94

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    Michaelson, G. (1994). Women and men in computer cartoons from punch: 1946 to 1982. In Proceedings of the IFIP TC9/WG9.1 Fifth International Conference on Woman, Work and Computerization: Breaking Old Boundaries - Building New Forms (pp. 171-184). Elsevier.