Paper $41.95 ISBN: 9781783600427 Published October 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $143.95 ISBN: 9781783600434 Published October 2014 For sale in North and South America only

Women and ICT in Africa and the Middle East

Changing Selves, Changing Societies

Edited by Ineke Buskens and Anne Webb

Women and ICT in Africa and the Middle East

Edited by Ineke Buskens and Anne Webb

Distributed for Zed Books

336 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5
Paper $41.95 ISBN: 9781783600427 Published October 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $143.95 ISBN: 9781783600434 Published October 2014 For sale in North and South America only
Contents
Foreword by Matthew L. Smith

Introduction
Ineke Buskens

ONE | Agentic ICT use: the aspiration for emancipation versus the power of gender traditions
1. Healthy women, healthy society: ICT and the need for women's empowerment in Yemen - Ahlam Hibatulla Ali, Huda Ba Saleem, Nada Al-Syed Hassan Ahmed, Nagat Ali Muqbil and Abeer Shaef Abdo Saeed
2. Computer proficiency and women's empowerment: gendered experiences of ICT at the University of Khartoum - Amel Mustafa Mubarak
3. Towards non-gendered ICT education: the hidden curriculum at the National University of Science and Technology in Zimbabwe - Buhle Mbambo-Thata and Sibonile Moyo
4. Equal opportunities on an unequal playing field: the potential for social change in the ICT workplace - Salome Omamo and Edna R. Aluoch
5. Can new practice change old habits? ICT and female politicians' decision-making in Senegal - Ibou Sané
6. Personal expansion versus traditional gender stereotypes: Tunisian university women and ICT - Oum Kalthoum Ben Hassine
7. Hiba's quest for freedom: ICT and gender-based violence in Yemen - Rokhsana Ismail and Radia Shamsher Wajed Ali

TWO | Developing critical voice in and through safe ICT-created space
8. ICT in a time of sectarian violence: reflections from Kafanchan, northern Nigeria - Kazanka Comfort and John Dada
9. Disconnecting from and in the public sphere, connecting online: Young Egyptian women expand their self-knowing beyond cultural and body-image dictates - Mervat Foda and Anne Webb
10. Teenage girls' sexting in Cape Town, South Africa: a child-centred and feminist approach - Jocelyn Muller
11. Of browsing and becoming: young Yemeni women enhance their self-awareness and leadership capacities | Zahra Al-Saqqaf
12. ICT in the search for gender freedoms: Jordanian university students think, talk and change - Arwa Oweis
13. Scheherazades of today: young Palestinian women use technology to speak up and effect change - Vera Baboun
14. Jordanian bloggers: a journey of speaking back to the politics of silence, shame and fear - Rula Quawas

THREE | ICT- enhanced relating and becoming: personal and social transformation
15. Sex, respect and freedom from shame: Zambian women create space for social change through social networking - Kiss Brian Abraham
16. Ancient culture and new technology: ICT and a future free from FGM/C for girls in Sudan - Einas Mahdi Ahmed Mahdi and Ineke Buskens
17. Finding new meaning, creating new connections: ICT empowers mothers of children with special needs in Egypt - Nagwa Abdel Meguid
18. Serving self and society: female radio presenters in Uganda effect social change - Susan Bakesha
19. Challenging the silence, secrecy and shame: transforming ICT's role in increasing pre-marital sex in Sudan - Ikhlas Ahmed Nour Ibrahim
20. Reviving the power of community: how Radio Rurale Femme de Mbalmayo in Cameroon became a catalyst for equality and democracy - Gisele Mankamte Yitamben
21. Transforming relationships and co-creating new realities: landownership, gender and ICT in Egypt - Saneya El-Neshawy

FOUR | Methodology
22. Research methodology for personal and social transformation: purpose-aligned action research, intentional agency and dialogue - Ineke Buskens

Notes on contributors
Index
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