Gender and Power in Online Communication

Gender and Power in Online Communication
File Size88.1 KiB
Year2001
PublisherCenter for Social Informatics (CSI)
Version1.1.453.425
AuthorHerring, S.C.

Description

New communication technologies are often invested with users' hopes for change in the social order. Thus the Internet is said to be inherently democratic, levelling traditional distinctions of social status, and creating opportunities for less powerful individuals and groups to participate on a par with members of more powerful groups. Specifically, the Internet has been claimed to lead to greater gender equality, with women, as the socially, politically, and economically less powerful gender, especially likely to reap its benefits.

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