Agents of Change

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September 2003



One of the major driving forces behind the international Women s University was the interest in changing the traditional university. In its pursuit of this goal, the projekt vifu (the Virtual International University) combined the overall focus on gender with a conceptual stress on virtuality as a potential inroad to transform and innovate the established academic system. This collection presents results and critical evaluations of the vifu as a feminist project designed in flavor of change. In addition to this, the volume presents and discusses projects which theoretically and practically integrate the new ICTs into their departure to new horizons in higher education and research and at the same practice a particular sensitivity towards gender as a social category. The authors of this anthology share the perspective on the category of gender and ICT-related developments summed up by "virtuality" as potential tools for transforming traditional academia. While change is not considered as a quality per se, each contribution makes its case for specific kinds of "making new". In doing so, they also seek answers to the questions of a democratic and socially responsible knowledge production and distribution in the 21 st century.


Mit Beiträgen von: Gabriele Kreutzner/Heidi Schelhowe, Eva Hartmann, Gill Kirkup, Cynthia L. Selfe/Gail E. Hawisher, Rosi Braidotti, Cecile K. M. Crutzen, Gabriele Kreutzner/Heidi Schelhowe/Barbara Schelkle, Seda Gürses, Birgit Oelker/Herbert Asselmeyer, Heidrun Allert/Hadhami Dhraief, Wolfgang Nejdl, Melanie Dunn/Mara-Anahi Kuhl, Maika Büschenfeldt/Birte Plutat/Heidi Schelhowe/Isabel Zorn, Barbara Maria Grüter, Wendy Harcourt, Fatma Alloo, Tanja Paulitz


Dr. Gabriele Kreutzner, Interenationale Frauenuniversität Hannover;

Dr. Heidi Schelhowe, Institut für Informatik, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

EAN: 9783810034922
ISBN: 3810034924
Untertitel: Virtuality, Gender, and the Challenge to the Traditional University. 'Schriftenreihe der internationalen Frauenuniversität "Technik und Kultur"'. Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2003. Book. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2003
Seitenanzahl: 228 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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