Book: Alluring Androids, Robot Women, and Electronic Eves

Rikki Kite

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Jan 05, 2009 GMT
Rikki Kite

Have you read Alluring Androids, Robot Women, and Electronic Eves, by Julie Wosk?

On her NCWIT blog, Julie writes: " Alluring Androids, Robot Women, and Electronic Eves features images of artificial females created by men that also reveal men’s stereotypes and fantasies about women -- picturing them, for example, as a beautiful playthings and cheerful domestic servants. But as the book’s images also reveal, many of today’s female game avatars and anime heroines have completely challenged these old ideas."

I'm filing this book in my "Why didn't I think of this when I wrote my thesis?" file.

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