“Girls Buy Dresses, Boys Buy Chainsaws: Technology, Gender, & Consumption,” proposed panel; The Society for the History of Technology; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; 15–19 October 2009.
The organizers of this panel seek papers that explore how notions of masculinity and femininity influence our understanding of and decision to purchase new technologies. Potential topics include:
*the role of gender in shaping how institutions and industries promote developing technologies
*the use of the media in marketing innovation
*the influence of youth and children on the consumption and advertising of technology
*the education of consumers on the maintenance and merits of innovative products
Please submit a one-page abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 23rd. Feel free to contact the above email for additional information on panel topic and participants.
MEETING INFORMATION: The Society for the History of Technology will hold its annual meeting in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15–19 October 2009. The Program Committee invites paper and panel proposals on any topic in the history of technology, broadly defined. For more details, please see the full CFP posted online at: http://www.historyoftechnology.org/annual_meeting/2009SHOT_cfp.pdf For more information about the Society for the History of Technology, please see: http://www.historyoftechnology.org/
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