This book shows how to:
- distinguish between liberal and neo-liberal theoretical paradigms while analyzing `informational capitalism';
- interrogate the silence and ambiguity among scholars and practitioners regarding gender equality, ICTs and human development;
- avoid imposing canons of Western feminism in assessing the benefits of e-trade in societies where social norms are different; and
- incorporate feminist principles of inclusion, user-developer interaction and transparency while designing ICT initiatives.
Gender and the Digital Economy is an excellent resource for academic researchers, NGOs and industry analysists in the field of international development communication.