ERIC Number: ED408992
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Out of the Picture, Out of the Club: Technology, Mass Media, Society, and Gender.
Knupfer, Nancy Nelson; And Others
Images of society reflect the stereotypes and the realities of gender tracking, often separating males from females. The messages of gender separation begin early, laced throughout society in many ways. This paper expresses different points of view about the relationships between males and females, the computer culture, the influence of mass media, and community. Discussion includes the neglect and omission of females from math and technology fields; biases evidences in children's games, classroom practices, educational design, advertisements, and visual messages conveyed by the entertainment industry; different types of usage and attitudes toward computers between males and females; differences in online communication styles between males and females; the role of communities in society, in helping people establish identities, and also in excluding people; establishing a common ground between male and female communities through changes in imagery portrayed to the general public; the role of parents and teachers in separating males and females; and the opportunity through World Wide Web communication for the public to shape the messages about shared space and gender stereotypes. (Contains 41 references.) (AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: VisionQuest: Journeys toward Visual Literacy. Selected Readings from the Annual Conference of the International Visual Literacy Association (28th, Cheyenne, Wyoming, October, 1996); see IR 018 353.