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This is effective in showing how offline spaces acquire meaning as a gendered realm, an 26 area that is generally overlooked in traditional research on gender and the internet. As the three examples above show, mutual shaping theory necessitates a case study approach to examining gender and the internet, in which the manifold dimensions that make up particular gendered practices can be studied in detail. , 2002) or gendered ICT use in the workplace (Sefyrin, 2005). g. Cockburn and Fürst-Dilić, 1994) and has been applied in several studies of old and new media use (Haddon, 2006).

We therefore discussed the mutual shaping approach, which assumes that gender and technology mutually influence each other, with neither gender nor technology as the determining force. Gender and technology are considered ‘actants’ in a network of users and producers whose continuous negotiations and contestations propose specific articulations of gender and technological artefacts. Studies of gender and the internet conducted from such a perspective have identified influential processes such as the I-methodology in the development of internet applications – in which designers and developers (mostly men) adopt their own preferences and capacities as the standard for creating new technological applications – and the domestication process, which 30 refers to the way the internet is integrated in the everyday gendered lives of domestic users.

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