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Hacking Diversity: The Politics of Inclusion in Open Technology Cultures

Christina Dunbar-Hester


Hacking, as a mode of technical and cultural production, is commonly celebrated for its extraordinary freedoms of creation and circulation. Yet surprisingly few women participate in it: rates of involvement by technologically skilled women are drastically lower in hacking communities than in industry and academia. This book investigates the activists engaged in free and open-source software to understand why, despite their efforts, they fail to achieve the diversity that their ideals support. The book shows that within this well-meaning volunteer world, beyond the sway of human resource depart ... More

Keywords: hacking, diversity, cultural production, technical production, women

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780691192888
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691192888.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christina Dunbar-Hester, author
Berggruen Institute