3. Masculinity and the Machine Man

  1. Thomas J. Misa
  1. Thomas Haigh

Published Online: 5 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470619926.ch3

Gender Codes

Gender Codes

How to Cite

Haigh, T. (2010) Masculinity and the Machine Man, in Gender Codes (ed T. J. Misa), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470619926.ch3

Editor Information

  1. University of Minnesota, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 6 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470597194

Online ISBN: 9780470619926



  • masculinity and the machine man - gender, in the history of data processing;
  • role of gender in data processing - SEX typing of data processing work;
  • gender politics of data processing - computing never a world without women, and gender in computing, never a world without masculinity


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Sex Typing of Data Processing Work

  • Data Processing: Between Office Work and Management

  • The Gender Politics of Data Processing

  • Data Processing Labor in the 1970s

  • After Data Processing: The 1980s and Beyond

  • Implications for Women in Computing

  • References