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Producing Knowledge, Reproducing Gender

Power, Production and Practice in Contemporary Ireland

Producing Knowledge, Reproducing Gender gathers essays from scholars across Ireland to investigate just how knowledge itself is created, distributed, and collectively understood in institutional settings, with a sharpened focus on what role gender can play in that process. Gender dynamics and inequality are crucial but often neglected factors in the control and dissemination of knowledge as they play out in the power structures of social institutions ranging from the corporate world to the political sphere. Covering topics like homelessness, sex work, technology cultures, and broadcast media, the contributors to this book demonstrate how knowledge production processes and practices operate within fully gendered domains. Producing Knowledge, Reproducing Gender offers important new insights into the dual and intersecting processes of knowledge production and gender reproduction as they are enacted in institutions and their practices.

300 pages | 15 graphs | 6 1/4 x 9 1/4

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Table of Contents

Speaking gendered knowledge to power
Pauline Cullen and Mary P. Corcoran, Maynooth University 3
I Gender, Knowledge and Work
1. Incompatible Logics: The Gendered Structures of Autonomy in Information Technology
John Paul Byrne, University College Dublin 21
2. Film, Television and Gendered Work in Ireland
Anne O Brien, Media Studies, Maynooth University 44
3. Banking on masculinity: gendered segregation, gendered normative practices and social closure in the Irish investment management sector
Corina Sheerin, School of Business, National College of Ireland 62
4. The Academic Career Game and Gender Related Practices in STEM
Pat O’Connor & Clare O’Hagan, University of Limerick 87
II The politics of knowledge production: gender and the state
5. Guilt, Shame, Acknowledgment and Redress: Some Reflections on Ireland’s Institutional Treatment of Women and Children
Catriona Crowe, Independent Scholar 109
6. The Politics of Sex Work & Prostitution Policy Research in Ireland
Paul Ryan, Maynooth University 129
7. Gendering homelessness policy knowledge through participatory research.
Rory Hearne and Mary P. Murphy, Maynooth University 155
III The politics of knowledge production: gender and civil society
8. From self-entrepreneurs to rights-bearers: varieties of gender knowledge production in activism for women in Ireland
Pauline Cullen, Maynooth University 178
9. The Right to Know: Gender, Power, Reproduction and Knowledge Regulation in Ireland
Sinéad Kennedy, Maynooth University 202
IV Gender Knowledge and the reproduction of gendered cultures
10. Gender and College Entrants to the Teaching Profession

Delma Byrne & Cliona Murray, Maynooth University 221
11. Hacking at the techno-feminist frontier: gendered exclusion and inclusion in technology cultures
Aphra Kerr and Joshua Savage, Maynooth University 236
12. Marking your cards: gender distinction in the broadsheet book review
Mary P. Corcoran, Maynooth University 255

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