Cristin-resultat-ID: 536230
Sist endret: 24. november 2016 09:33
NVI-rapporteringsår: 2010
Vitenskapelig artikkel

Un/doing gender with ICT?

  • Susan Halford
  • Ann Therese Lotherington
  • Kari Dyb og
  • Aud Obstfelder


NORA - Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research
ISSN 0803-8740
e-ISSN 1502-394X
NVI-nivå 1

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Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2010
Volum: 18
Hefte: 1
Sider: 20 - 37


Norart-ID: 1000471408
Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-77958549361

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Un/doing gender with ICT?


What might new information and communication technologies (ICTs) at work do for gender? This question is explored here through an empirical study that traces the introduction of one ICT application—an electronic patient record (EPR)—into nursing and medical work in a University hospital in Norway. Health care work is well documented as a highly gendered field, where normalizing gender practices have dominated. The aim of this article is to explore emergent configurations of gender, ICT, and health care work following the introduction of the EPR. Drawing on Judith Butler's conceptualization of performativity, where gender is produced only as it is cited in everyday practice, we pay attention to both the normative and the disruptive moments of these configurations. In order to understand gender in modern health care we suggest an analysis of the performative co-constitution of gender, technology, and work as it is done on a daily basis at the hospital. We explore the gender effects of this co-constitution, also as gender norms are challenged and new ways of performing professional identities in health care are moved beyond the familiar categories of the past.


Susan Halford

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved University of Southampton

Ann Therese Lotherington

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved NORCE Samfunn ved NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS

Kari Dyb

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved UiT Norges arktiske universitet
  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Nasjonalt senter for e-helseforskning ved Universitetssykehuset Nord-Norge HF

Aud Obstfelder

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Masterstudiet og ph.d i helsefag ved UiT Norges arktiske universitet
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