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ICT and Women Empowerment in a Rural Setting in India

ICT and Women Empowerment in a Rural Setting in India
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Author(s): Nirupama Prakash (Jaypee University of Information Technology (JUIT), India)
Copyright: 2012
Pages: 10
Source title: Globalization, Technology Diffusion and Gender Disparity: Social Impacts of ICTs
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Rekha Pande (University of Hyderabad, India) and Theo van der Weide (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-0020-1.ch002

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Abstract

The term “gender” is used to refer to behavioral differences between males and females that are culturally based and socially learned. Cultures differ widely in their norms and values regarding gender roles, the normative expectations concerning appropriately “masculine” or “feminine” behavior in a particular culture. The terms “male” and “female” are used for sex differences that are biological in origin, while the terms “masculine” and “feminine” refer to the corresponding culturally specific gender differences that are social in origin (Appelbaum & Chambliss, 1995).

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