publication . Conference object . 2021

Gendered negotiations of material and social interactions in public transport

Pınar Kaygan; HARUN KAYGAN; Asuman Özgür;
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  • Published: 20 May 2021
  • Country: Denmark
Abstract
The social construction of gender through the design of technological artefacts, such as automobiles, motorcycles and domestic technologies, has received growing interest within feminist technology studies (FTS). Building on the extant FTS literature, in this research we explore how design of public transport (bus, minibus, metro) as a sociotechnical system shapes women's experiences of commute in their everyday lives. Drawing on empirical data that comes from interviews with 32 women, we focus on the complex entanglements of the women’s interactions (1) within the vehicle as a technological artefact with its layout, interior elements and technologies such as ca...
Subjects
free text keywords: gender, public transportation, design, mobilities
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