The Employment of online communities of practice for manifesting feminist behaviors among Eastern Women

Shahla Ghobadi, Stephen Smith

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Abstract

There is a growing body of literature on the concept of gender and women empowerment through information and communication technologies. However, there is no considerable effort to investigate how information technology affects feminism movements particularly in eastern countries. Drawn from the findings in the current body of literature and using activity theory, this paper postulates the significant moderating impact of online communities of practice in transforming feminist-related attitudes into feminist-related behaviours of eastern women. It then uses quantitative data from an eastern cultural context to check the applicability of the proposed proposition.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS) 2011
Subtitle of host publicationQuality Research in Pacific Asia
EditorsPeter Seddon
Place of PublicationBrisbane
PublisherQueensland University of Technology
Pages1-13
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9781864356441
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
EventPacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (15th : 2011) - Brisbane
Duration: 7 Jul 201111 Jul 2011

Conference

ConferencePacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (15th : 2011)
CityBrisbane
Period7/07/1111/07/11

Keywords

  • Communities of practice (CoP)
  • Feminism
  • Women empowerment

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    Ghobadi, S., & Smith, S. (2011). The Employment of online communities of practice for manifesting feminist behaviors among Eastern Women. In P. Seddon (Ed.), Proceedings of the 15th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS) 2011: Quality Research in Pacific Asia (pp. 1-13). Brisbane: Queensland University of Technology.