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Fri, 26 Jun 2009 09:21:57 +0100
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The deadline for the ECSCW Gender workshop has been extended until  
July 3.  Acceptance notifications will be sent by 6th July 2009.  
Papers should be in the ECSCW format. See brief description below,  
please see the website with the full call for more details.  http://www.ics.uci.edu/~jen/GenderWorkshop.html

Thank you,
Jennifer A. Rode & Susanne Bødker


Considering Gender in ECSCW

In light of an increasing interest in gender and technology, there is  
a need to discuss how these relate to CSCW. By organizing this one day  
workshop we hope to encourage CSCW research in this area and promote  
better design that takes into account gender differences.

Workshop Goals

This workshop looks at the roll of gender within ECSCW. This workshop  
will discuss a number of approaches to gender and technology, some  
which are known to the existing ECSCW community interested in gender,  
as well as, some new approaches. We will discuss the implications of  
Liberal Feminism, Gender Positionality, and Lived Body Experience,  
amongst other theoretical approaches to gender.

This workshop will provide a forum for discussing both gender as it is  
currently formulated within the ECSCW literature, as well as, new  
aspects of gender theory that might be pulled from the gender studies,  
and feminist science and technology studies community to strengthen  
ECSCW's treatment of gender. Issues of discussion during the workshop  
includes:
Understanding the current literature within ECSCW on gender and  
related theory, including the ethnomethodological perspective.
Discus perspectives on gender found in the larger HCI community  
including Liberal Feminism and experimental studies of gender.
Bring in new perspectives of gender from oustide ECSCW from the Gender  
Studies and the Feminist Science and Technologies Studies community,  
these include but are not limited to:
Alcoff's Gender Positionality (1988)
Cockburn's notion of Technology as Masculine Culture (1992)
Young's Lived Body Experience (2005)
Haraway's Cyborg Feminsm (2007)
Others as brought forward by attendees
Pulling these theories together and discussing how ECSCW should treat  
gender going forward.

Call for participation

To particiapte please send a 2-4 page position paper to the organizers  
by the 27th June 2009. Acceptance notifications will be sent by 6th  
July 2009. Papers should be in the ECSCW format. See the call for more  
details.
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