8. Cultural Perceptions of Computers in Norway 1980–2007

  1. Thomas J. Misa
  1. Hilde G. Corneliussen

Published Online: 5 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470619926.ch8

Gender Codes

Gender Codes

How to Cite

Corneliussen, H. G. (2010) Cultural Perceptions of Computers in Norway 1980–2007, in Gender Codes (ed T. J. Misa), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470619926.ch8

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



  • media and culture - cultural perceptions of computers in Norway, 1980–2007;
  • nonhegemonic men and women - the dominant or hegemonic discourse presenting men as computer skilled and women as indifferent;
  • hegemonic discourse, “intersection rhetoric” increasing visibility of women's lack of knowledge


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Personal Computer

  • Discursive Logics Before 2000

  • Challenging the Hegemonic Discourse: Reconstructions and New Voices

  • How Can we Understand the Change?

  • References