This paper examines generalised conceptions of science and technology, and their inter-relationship, constructed by four women who differ substantially in age, family situation and workforce participation. Their contrasting conceptions of science and technology are linked to discourses of gender, personal development, ageing, and religious belief. These case studies are part of a larger qualitative study of individuals' everyday experiences of science and technology in housework, paid work, health, leisure and transport.

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Science and Technology in Women's Experiences of Everyday Life

Tim Hardy  

This paper examines generalised conceptions of science and technology, and their inter-relationship, constructed by four women who differ substantially in age, family situation and workforce participation. Their contrasting conceptions of science and technology are linked to discourses of gender, personal development, ageing, and religious belief. These case studies are part of a larger qualitative study of individuals' everyday experiences of science and technology in housework, paid work, health, leisure and transport.

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