[Commons-research] CC and gender issues

Giorgos Cheliotis giorgos at smu.edu.sg
Sat May 31 07:44:28 EDT 2008


I recently sent this to cc-community but I wonder whether someone here  
on commons-research knows the answer...

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> From: Giorgos Cheliotis <giorgos at smu.edu.sg>
> Date: May 30, 2008 1:03:05 PM SST
> To: cc-community at lists.ibiblio.org
> Subject: [cc-community] CC and gender issues
> Reply-To: cc-community at lists.ibiblio.org
>
> I just started thinking about gender and CC today, here is why:
>
> Mike Linksvayer just sent on CCi an email about the ccMixter music  
> remixing community, linking to: http://creativecommons.org/weblog/entry/8323
>
> In that user survey of the CC-based remixing community only 4.3% of  
> respondents entered "female" under gender!
>
> This may be attributable to several factors, but it made me think:  
> could it be that...
> (a) remixing, or
> (b) use of CC licenses in general, or
> (c) participatory media in general
> is more of a male thing?
>
> Anyone here aware of studies on the role (if any) of gender in  
> online social networks, peer production, etc.? It's not my field,  
> but I'd be curious to know...
>
> Giorgos
>
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> Giorgos Cheliotis
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> School of Information Systems
> Singapore Management University
> Email: giorgos at smu.edu.sg
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