Gender and ICT: The case of muslim women in Greek thrace

Keratso Georgiadou, Mary Kalantzis, Gerassimos Kekkeris

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This paper is based on a research among thirty-two women, members of the Muslim minority in the region of Rodopi, North Greece. The aim of the research was to identify the relation of these Muslim women with ICTs. After a small presentation of the historical frame of the existence of the minority in this part of Greece, its demographical development, and a description of the educational system of the minority the paper analyzes the gender and ICT issue in general and more specifically the relation developed among Muslim women and Internet. The aim of this research was to gain an insight into the learning and communication needs and experiences of these women, and the factors that influence these needs and how these are served by ICTs. Through the inquire the efforts of the women, to be included in modern reality, to be released from the engagements that exist in a Muslim community, and their desire to be properly educated and qualified in order to access the labour market, are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-188
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2007


  • Gender
  • ICT
  • Muslim minority of Western Thrace Greece

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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