Show simple item record Buchholz, Beth A. Shively, Kate Peppler, Kylie A. Wohlwend, Karen E. 2019-03-18T14:25:01Z 2019-03-18T14:25:01Z 2014-07
dc.identifier.citation Buchholz, B. A., Shively, K., Peppler, K. A., & Wohlwend, K. E. (2014). Hands on, hands off: Gendered access in crafting and electronics practices. Mind, Culture, and Activity, 21, 278 –297. doi: DOI: 10.1080/10749039.2014.939762 en
dc.description This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Mind, Culture, and Activity on 24 Jul 2014, available online: en
dc.description.abstract The Maker movement promotes hands-on making, including crafts, robotics, and computing. The movement’s potential to transform education rests in our ability to address notable gender disparities, particularly in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. E-textiles—the first female-dominated computing community—provide inspiration for overcoming long-standing cultural divides in classrooms. Analysis of children’s use of e-textiles reveals that materials like needles, fabric, and conductive thread rupture traditional gender scripts around electronics and implicitly gives girls hands-on access and leadership roles. This reconceptualization of cultural divides as sets of tacitly accepted practices rooted in gendered histories has implications for reconceptualizing traditionally male-dominated areas of schooling. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en
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dc.title Hands On, Hands Off: Gendered Access in Crafting and Electronics Practices en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/10749039.2014.939762

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