Introducing Eco-Masculinities: How a Masculine Discursive Subject Approach to the Individual Differences Theory of Gender and IT Impacts an Environmental Informatics Project

Citation:

Kreps, David. 2010. “Introducing Eco-Masculinities: How a Masculine Discursive Subject Approach to the Individual Differences Theory of Gender and IT Impacts an Environmental Informatics Project.” In Proceedings of the Sixteenth Americas Conference on Information Systems. Lima, Peru: Association for Information Systems.

Author: David Kreps

Abstract:

In this paper I introduce the concept of eco-masculinities as a philosophical and critical project to understand the links between gendered and pro-environmental behaviour. The background of the feminist project, the sociology of masculinity, and the post-gendered world to which they both aspire, alongside a brief history of the project of ecofeminism, occupy the bulk of the paper. In the last section I briefly consider how these philosophical approaches might impact upon analysis of an EU Project entitled Digital Environment Home Energy Management System.

Keywords: gender, masculinity, poststructuralism, feminism, environmental issues

Topics: Environment, Feminisms, Ecofeminism, Gender, Masculinity/ies

Year: 2010

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