Karlsruhe: Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe 2003
(Wissenschaftliche Berichte, FZKA 6892)
The present report is part of the thematic area "Information Technologies and Work" of the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) and deals with the specific issue of the consequences of the informatisation of work structures on the everyday life of employees. The perspective taken is that of gender research. The study was performed on behalf of the Ministry for Social Affairs of Baden-Württemberg.
The theoretical approach of the study aimed at linking the theoretical discussion on the re-organisation of work with the subjective experiences of women and men at work and in their everyday lives. To this effect 20 case studies were conducted in the multimedia sector in the Stuttgart area.
The case studies were conducted against the background of the comparison of women and men; the results underline the urgent necessity of a gender specific differentiation in this field of research because at present the societal change is going on "behind closed doors" and is hardly visible at work.