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ERIC Number: ED432235
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Pages: 7
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Practicing Stereotypes: Exploring Gender Stereotypes Online.
Flanagan, Mary
Eliminating gender imbalances online should be possible with the ability to mask identity and move in worlds anonymously. If almost half of Internet participants are women, what is happening in the social realm of online space in relation to these numbers? This paper shows how a course at the State University of New York at Buffalo called "Gender and Technology" introduced students to online chat and from there evolved into a larger study involving online avatar representation, chat, and gender. Language, time of day, and avatar representation are examined for their significance in creating gender stereotypes. (Contains 5 figures and 17 references.) (Author/AEF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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