Els Rommes

Els Rommes
Radboud University | RU · Institute for Gender Studies

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Publications (48)
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This study examined whether the development of sexualized media consumption and permissive sexual attitudes would be more strongly interrelated when adolescents perceived sexualized media images as highly realistic. We used data from a three-wave longitudinal sample of 444 Dutch adolescents aged 13–16 years at baseline. Results from parallel proces...
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This article presents an overview of the scientist as a special character in Belgian comics. In the years after World War II and during the first stages of the Cold War, scientists were introduced in many long-term Belgian comic series. The first aim of this article is to find structural commonalities in the scientist as a comic character. The char...
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The aim of this paper is to gain insight into the prototypical scientists as they appear in fiction and non-fiction media consumed by children and teenagers in the Netherlands. A qualitative-interpretive content analysis is used to identify seven prototypes and the associated characteristics in a systematic way. The results show that the element of...
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This chapter argues that the future development of European e-learning needs to be informed by gender theory, and feminist and other critical pedagogies. The authors explore four themes that have been important in gender theory: embodiment, knowledge, power and ethics, and illustrate how these would give a new and more critical perspective for futu...
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In this paper, a new perspective is developed to promote a positive relationship between young people and technology. An in-depth study of the values young Dutch secondary school students feel are essential in their future profession was made. Following organisational psychologist Edgar Schein, we distinguish career anchors, each with their own cor...
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The article discusses a three-wave longitudinal study that investigates the relationship between self-control and aggressive and delinquent behavior of early adolescent boys and girls. The sample consists of 1,012 Dutch adolescents (mean age = 12.3) in their first year of secondary education. Structural equation modeling analyses reveal that high l...
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The present study examined to what extent the number of friends and their social and personal characteristics were related to peer victimization in adolescence. Participants were 2,180 adolescents (1,143 girls), aged 11-18 (M = 14.2), who were classified as victims, bully-victims, or non-involved (i.e., adolescents who neither bullied others nor we...
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In a small-scale study we have analyzed the genderscripts of the toys of three Dutch toy producing companies and we have interviewed owners and directors of these companies. We found large differences in the 'genderedness' of the games they were producing. We have found explanations for these differences in differences in the (feminist) values that...
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Which cultural factors offer an explanation for girls' reluctance to choose technological subjects, such as computing science? This question is explored by critically analysing data from individual interviews and focus-group interviews with 86 Dutch adolescents. According to what the authors call the ‘self-to-profession matching’ theory, adolescent...
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In this article we argue that in cities imagery, metaphors and perceptions are intertwined with experiences, strategies, actions and materiality: the production of meaning and the production of materiality are interwoven. Consequently, an interdisciplinary perspective is required, combining social and cultural studies to analyse gender, art project...
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New telecommunication and information technology has enabled a new, booming field of work: customer care in call centers. What are the working conditions of call center employees and does call center technology improve these conditions? To answer these questions, we will combine insights from Applied Computer Science49, more specifically from the f...
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This Declaration of Principles for Information Society was made during the UN World Summit of the Information Society in Geneva 20031. © 2007 VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | GWV Fachverlage GmbH, Wiesbaden.
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How can information technology (IT) paradigms and design processes be studied from a gender perspective? What does IT design look like when its construction is informed by gender research? Though gender research and computing science seem like two separate worlds, this book proves how inspirational a confrontation and combination of those worlds ca...
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Women-only vocational courses in technology, which became popular across Western Europe during the 1980s, had fallen from fashion by 2000. Yet the need for such courses remains, at least in certain circumstances. Drawing on case studies of two women-only courses in information and communications technology (ICT), from the Netherlands and Scotland,...
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Based on two case studies of the design of electronic communication networks developed in the public and private sector this article explores the barriers within current design cultures to account for the needs and diversity of users. Whereas the constraints on usercentered design are usually described in macrosociological terms, in which the user...
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Under what conditions do women create places for women on the Internet? And what kinds of difficulties do they meet if they try to do so? These questions are studied by comparing two groups of women involved in the design of (parts of) Amsterdam's digital city DDS. The female designers, who were involved as DDS was set up, did not want to pay atten...
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More and more interfaces are designed for ‘everybody’, instead of with a specific user-group in mind. In practice, most of them are still used by the ‘typical Internet-user’, the highly educated, white young male with extensive computer and Internet-experience. Amsterdam-based digital city DDS is no exception to this rule. In this article, the inte...
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To explain why there were so few female users of the first digital city (DDS) in the Netherlands, a close analysis of the design-process and the re-design of a new interface is made. Policy-makers, financiers, and designers made the design-choices. Each group created their own, often unconscious, representations of which the users of DDS would be....
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This article analyses the social shaping of the Digital City of Amsterdam (DDS) from a gender perspective. It aims to contribute to an understanding of the overwhelming dominance (more than 90 per cent) of male DDS users, a fact which is more than surprising given that the designers had high ideals about making the internet accessible to a wider pu...

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With this project, we aim to facilitate the inclusiveness of mental health care in the Netherlands, particularly for vulnerable (ethnic minority) youth.
Archived project
Qualitative research project on the care for ethnic minorities with intellectual disabilities. Investigation of cultural competencies of healthcare professionals and barriers in the provision of care.