Sex Roles (2012) 66:253–255 DOI 10.1007/s11199-011-0072-8 BOOK REVIEW Social Networking Ties and Low Interest, Underrepresentation and Low Status for Women in Information Technology Field Gender Stratification in the IT Industry: Sex, Status and Social Capital. By Kenneth W. Koput and Barbara A. Gutek, Cheltenham, UK; Northampton, MA, Edward Elgar, 2010. 145 pp. $99.95 (hardcover). ISBN: 978-1-84980-114-0 Virginia Franke Kleist Published online: 4 September 2011 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011 Gender stratification research can be controversial, as more opportunities to work as a result of new technologies, but these opportunities may be less engaging and more evidenced in the 2005 debate stirred by former Harvard President Larry Summers’ career damaging comments service oriented in nature (“feminized”), accepting jobs that about the underlying reasons for a lack of women in the math are constrained and limited by the use of IT (Wajcman 2006). and science fields (e.g., Valian 2005;MIT 2005). Either Women may be at a disadvantage because they continue to despite or because of this ongoing controversy, depending on remain under-represented in information technology careers one’s perspective, job based gender stratification must be while society becomes more and more information technology examined to gain a better understanding of the continued
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