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Author Hicks, Marie, author
Title Programmed inequality : how Britain discarded women technologists and lost its edge in computing / Marie Hicks
Imprint Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2017]
[Piscataqay, New Jersey] : IEEE Xplore, [2017]
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Series History of computing
History of computing
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction: Britain's computer "revolution" -- War machines: women's computing work and the underpinnings of the data-driven state, 1930-1946 -- Data processing in peacetime: institutionalizing a feminized machine underclass, 1946-1955 -- Luck and labor shortage: gender flux, professionalization, and growing opportunities for computer workers, 1955-1967 -- The rise of the technocrat: how state attempts to centralize power through computing went astray, 1965-1969 -- The end of white heat and the failure of British technocracy, 1969- 1979 -- Conclusion: reassembling the history of computing around gender's formative influence -- Bibliography
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Link Print version: Hicks, Marie. Programmed inequality. Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2017] 9780262035545 (DLC) 2016021258 (OCoLC)954037938
Subject 1900-1999 fast
Women -- Employment -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
Sex discrimination in employment -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
Electronic data processing -- Great Britain -- History
Technocracy
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Technocracy. fast
Women -- Employment. fast
Computers
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