English, Article, Journal or magazine article edition: Women's Professional Identity Formation in the Free/Open Source Software Community Metiu, Anca; Obodaru, Otilia

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Title
  • Women's Professional Identity Formation in the Free/​Open Source Software Community
Author
  • Metiu, Anca
  • Obodaru, Otilia
Physical Description
  • preprint
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  • We examine the formation of women’s professional identity in a particular type of male-dominated domain, the free and open source software development communities, and more broadly in information technology. Through an ethnographic analysis of interviews and online forums discussions, we find that women experience two types of discrepancies or gaps that constitute obstacles in the process of identity formation: an image gap and an identity gap. We show the strategies employed by women as they attempt to bridge these gaps; we also find that some of these strategies, while tackling one gap, may also deepen the other.
  • Gender; Identity Formation; Self-presentation
  • RePEc:ebg:essewp:dr-08009
Language
  • English
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