There is a growing body of literature on the concept of gender and women empowerment through information and communication technologies. However, there is no considerable effort to investigate how information technology affects feminism movements particularly in eastern countries. Drawn from the findings in the current body of literature and using activity theory, this paper postulates the significant moderating impact of online communities of practice in transforming feminist-related attitudes into feminist-related behaviours of eastern women. It then uses quantitative data from an eastern cultural context to check the applicability of the proposed proposition.
Communities of Practice (CoP), Women empowerment, Feminism
ISBN: [978-1-86435-644-1]; Full paper
Ghobadi, Shahla and Smith, Stephen, "The Employment Of Online Communities Of Practice For Manifesting Feminist Behaviors Among Eastern Women" (2011). PACIS 2011 Proceedings. 66.