Hacking Diversity

The Politics of Inclusion in Open Technology Cultures

280 pages

English language

Published Dec. 5, 2020 by Princeton University Press.

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Hacking, as a mode of technical and cultural production, is commonly celebrated for its extraordinary freedoms of creation and circulation. Yet surprisingly few women participate in it: rates of involvement by technologically skilled women are drastically lower in hacking communities than in industry and academia. Hacking Diversity investigates the activists engaged in free and open-source software to understand why, despite their efforts, they fail to achieve the diversity that their ideals support.

3 editions


  • Open source software
  • Multiculturalism