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RE: Science fiction?

Hi Bernhard,

Thanks for your explanation.



> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : blk20@hermes.cam.ac.uk [mailto:blk20@hermes.cam.ac.uk]De la part de
> Bernhard Krieger
> Envoyé : jeudi 26 mai 2005 14:38
> À : debian-women@lists.debian.org
> Cc : Vanuxem Grégory
> Objet : Re: Science fiction?
> Hi Greg,
> Vanuxem Grégory schrieb:
> >>I am aware of other SF authors, often women, who create female heroes
> >>that do not reproduce the current and conservative ideas about man/women
> >>relationships. Ursula Le Guin is certainly one of them who leaves gender
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> >
> >>mutual and open. There is also this story of  Joanna Russ in which she
> >>describes a planet of women who do not define themselves in relation to
> >>men, meaning not in difference. I personally think that the genre is
> >>quite a good one to experiment within and to be creative - by
> >>definition.
> >>
> >>
> >
> >You speak about women who do not define themselves in relation to men.
> >
> >
> Sure.
> >Can you quickly explain theory/hypothesis behind your studies ?
> >Is your work relied to psychosocial gender/group studies ?
> >
> >
> I am an anthropologist, which means that my main aim is to understand
> how a certain society (in this case the floss community) works. I am
> interested in forms of organisation, believe systems, basic assumptions,
> etc. I am interested in what people do who take part in floss and also
> how they do it.
> There is a gendering happening in the floss community in the sense that
> there are very few women active in the community.This is the part in
> which the EC is mostly interests. I am still in the middle of my
> fieldwork, but what I also think is happening in the floss community is
> that there is a gendering happening in the sense that the few women
> involved in it - though in theory free to do what they want to do - are
> taking on activities often distinct to those men in the community take
> on. I want to understand the why of that as well. I think these two
> strands are not unrelated with each other. I think it is not only
> important to get more female buns in front of computers to take part in
> free software projects in general, but to get more women involved in the
> same kind of activities as are men.
> Of course our research is not isolated, but is put into relation with
> research undertaken in neighbouring fields such as women and science or
> women and ICT studies.I also try to look at similarities and differences
> with societies engaging in non-capitalist types of  exchange
> relationships.
> Bernhard

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