Simians, Cyborgs, and Women

The Reinvention of Nature

Author: Donna Haraway

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135964769

Category: Art

Page: 312

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Simians, Cyborgs and Women is a powerful collection of ten essays written between 1978 and 1989. Although on the surface, simians, cyborgs and women may seem an odd threesome, Haraway describes their profound link as "creatures" which have had a great destabilizing place in Western evolutionary technology and biology. Throughout this book, Haraway analyzes accounts, narratives, and stories of the creation of nature, living organisms, and cyborgs. At once a social reality and a science fiction, the cyborg--a hybrid of organism and machine--represents transgressed boundaries and intense fusions of the nature/culture split. By providing an escape from rigid dualisms, the cyborg exists in a post-gender world, and as such holds immense possibilities for modern feminists. Haraway's recent book, Primate Visions, has been called "outstanding," "original," and "brilliant," by leading scholars in the field. (First published in 1991.)
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Primate Visions

Gender, Race, and Nature in the World of Modern Science

Author: Donna Jeanne Haraway

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415902940

Category: Social Science

Page: 486

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Haraway's discussions of how scientists have perceived the sexual nature of female primates opens a new chapter in feminist theory, raising unsettling questions about models of the family and of heterosexuality in primate research.
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The Haraway Reader

Author: Donna Jeanne Haraway

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415966894

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 352

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For readers in cultural studies, feminist theory, science studies and cyberculture, Donna Haraway is a keen observer of nature, science and the social world. This volume provides an introduction to her thought.
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Modest−[email protected]−Millennium.FemaleMan−Meets−OncoMouse

Feminism and Technoscience

Author: Donna Jeanne Haraway

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415912457

Category: Art

Page: 361

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[email protected]_Millenium.FemaleMan_Meets_OncoMouse explores the roles of stories, figures, dreams, theories, facts, delusions, advertising, institutions, economic arrangements, publishing practices, scientific advances, and politics in twentieth-century technoscience. The book's title is an e-mail address. With it, Haraway locates herself and her readers in a sprawling net of associations more far-flung than the Internet. The address is not a cozy home. There is no innocent place to stand in the world where the book's author figure, FemaleMan, encounters DuPont's controversial laboratory rodent, OncoMouse.
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How Like a Leaf

An Interview with Donna Haraway

Author: Donna Haraway,Thyrza Goodeve

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136686762

Category: Art

Page: 208

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The author of four seminal works on science and culture, Donna Haraway here speaks for the first time in a direct and non-academic voice. How Like a Leaf will be a welcome inside view of the author's thought.
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When Species Meet

Author: Donna J. Haraway

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452913537

Category: Philosophy

Page: 440

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In 2006, about 69 million U.S. households had pets, giving homes to around 73.9 million dogs, 90.5 million cats, and 16.6 million birds, and spending more than 38 billion dollars on companion animals. As never before in history, our pets are truly members of the family. But the notion of “companion species”—knotted from human beings, animals and other organisms, landscapes, and technologies—includes much more than “companion animals.” In When Species Meet, Donna J. Haraway digs into this larger phenomenon to contemplate the interactions of humans with many kinds of critters, especially with those called domestic. At the heart of the book are her experiences in agility training with her dogs Cayenne and Roland, but Haraway’s vision here also encompasses wolves, chickens, cats, baboons, sheep, microorganisms, and whales wearing video cameras. From designer pets to lab animals to trained therapy dogs, she deftly explores philosophical, cultural, and biological aspects of animal–human encounters. In this deeply personal yet intellectually groundbreaking work, Haraway develops the idea of companion species, those who meet and break bread together but not without some indigestion. “A great deal is at stake in such meetings,” she writes, “and outcomes are not guaranteed. There is no assured happy or unhappy ending-socially, ecologically, or scientifically. There is only the chance for getting on together with some grace.” Ultimately, she finds that respect, curiosity, and knowledge spring from animal–human associations and work powerfully against ideas about human exceptionalism.
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Donna Haraway's a Cyborg Manifesto

Author: Christien Garcia,Rebecca Pohl

Publisher: Macat Library

ISBN: 9781912453566

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Page: 100

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Haraway's 'Cyborg Manifesto' is a key postmodern text and is widely taught in many disciplines as one of the first texts to embrace technology from a leftist and feminist perspective using the metaphor of the cyborg to champion a socialist, postmodern, and anti-identitarian politics. Until Haraway's work, few feminists had turned to theorizing science and technology and thus her work quite literally changed the terms of the debate. This article continues to be seen as hugely influential in the field of feminism, particularly postmodern, materialist, and scientific strands. It is also a precursor to cyberfeminism and posthumanism and perhaps anticipates the development of digital humanities.
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The Gendered Cyborg

A Reader

Author: Fiona Hovenden,Linda Janes,Gill Kirkup,Kathryn Woodward

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136355081

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

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The Gendered Cyborg explores the relationship between representation, technoscience and gender, through the metaphor of the cyborg. The contributors argue that the figure of the cyborg offers ways of thinking about the relationship between culture and technology, people and machines which disrupt the power of science to enfore the categories through which we think about being human: male and female. Taking inspiration from Donna Haraway's groundbreaking Manifesto for Cyborgs, the articles consider how the cyborg has been used in cultural representation from reproductive technology to sci-fi, and question whether the cyborg is as powerful a symbol as is often claimed. The different sections of the reader explore: * the construction of gender categories through science * the interraction of technoscience and gender in contemporary science fiction film such as Bladerunner and the Alien series * debates around modern reproductive technology such as ultrasound scans and IVF, assessing their benefits and constraints for women * issues relating to artificial intelligence and the internet.
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Cyborgs and Barbie Dolls

Feminism, Popular Culture and the Posthuman Body

Author: Kim Toffoletti

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781845114671

Category: Social Science

Page: 205

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Explores the idea of the 'posthuman' and the ways in which it is represented in popular culture. Drawing on the work of thinkers including Baudrillard, Donna Haraway and Rosi Braidotti, this book explores the nature of the human - and its ambiguous gender - in an age of biotechnologies and digital worlds.
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How Like a Leaf

An Interview with Thyrza Nichols Goodeve

Author: Donna Jeanne Haraway,Thyrza Nichols Goodeve

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415924030

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 197

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The author of four seminal works on science and culture, Donna Haraway here speaks for the first time in a direct and non-academic voice. How Like a Leaf will be a welcome inside view of the author's thought.
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The Dialectic of Counter-Enlightenment

Author: Christian Thorne

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674054738

Category: Philosophy

Page: 390

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In this wide-ranging, ambitious, and engaging study, Christian Thorne confronts the history and enduring legacy of anti-foundationalist thought. Anti-foundationalism--the skeptical line of thought that contends our beliefs cannot be authoritatively grounded and that most of what passes for knowledge is a sham--has become one of the dominant positions in contemporary criticism. Thorne argues that despite its ascendance, anti-foundationalism is wrong. In "The Dialectic of Counter-Enlightenment," he uses deft readings of a range of texts to offer new perspectives on the ongoing clash between philosophy and comprehensive doubt. The problem with anti-foundationalism is not, as is often thought, that it radiates uncertainty or will unglue the university, but instead that it is a system of thought--with set habits that generate unearned certainties. The shelves are full of histories of modern philosophy, but the history of the resistance to philosophical thought remains to be told. At its heart, "The Dialectic of Counter-Enlightenment" is a plea not to take doubt at its word--a plea for the return of a vanished philosophical intelligence and for the retirement of an anti-Enlightenment thinking that commits, over and over again, the very crimes that it lays at Enlightenment's door.
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TechnoFeminism

Author: Judy Wajcman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745638058

Category: Social Science

Page: 156

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This timely and engaging book argues that technoscientific advances are radically transforming the woman-machine relationship. However, it is feminist politics rather than the technologies themselves that make the difference. TechnoFeminism fuses the visionary insights of cyberfeminism with a materialist analysis of the sexual politics of technology.
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Beyond the Cyborg

Adventures with Donna Haraway

Author: Margret Grebowicz,Helen Merrick

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231520735

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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Feminist theorist and philosopher Donna Haraway has substantially impacted thought on science, cyberculture, the environment, animals, and social relations. This long-overdue volume explores her influence on feminist theory and philosophy, paying particular attention to her more recent work on companion species, rather than her "Manifesto for Cyborgs." Margret Grebowicz and Helen Merrick argue that the ongoing fascination with, and re-production of, the cyborg has overshadowed Haraway's extensive body of work in ways that run counter to her own transdisciplinary practices. Sparked by their own personal "adventures" with Haraway's work, the authors offer readings of her texts framed by a series of theoretical and political perspectives: feminist materialism, standpoint epistemology, radical democratic theory, queer theory, and even science fiction. They situate Haraway's critical storytelling and "risky reading" practices as forms of feminist methodology and recognize her passionate engagement with "naturecultures" as the theoretical core driving her work. Chapters situate Haraway as critic, theorist, biologist, feminist, historian, and humorist, exploring the full range of her identities and reflecting her commitment to embodying all of these modes simultaneously.
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Rethinking Women + Cyberculture

Author: Mary Flanagan,Austin Booth

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262561501

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 581

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An anthology of feminist cyberfiction and theoretical and critical writings on gender and technoculture.
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The Cybercultures Reader

Author: David Bell,Barbara M. Kennedy

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415183796

Category: Computers

Page: 768

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This text brings together articles covering the whole spectrum of cyberspace and related new technologies to explore the ways in which new technologies are reshaping cultural forms and practices at the turn of the century. The reader is divided into thematic sections focusing on key issues such as subcultures in cyberspace, posthumanism and cyberbodies, and pop-cultural depictions of human-machine interaction. Each section features: an introduction locating the essays in their theoretical and technological context; editor's introduction and accompanying user's guide; and an extensive bibliography. Issues include: theoretical approaches to cyberculture; representations in fiction and on film; the development of distinct cyber-subcultures; and feminist and queer approaches within cyberculture.
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Reading Buchi Emecheta: Cross-Cultural Conversations

Cross-Cultural Conversations

Author: Katherine Fishburn

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313031541

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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In this first full-length study of Emecheta's fiction, Fishburn highlights the difficulties inherent in reading across cultures. She challenges the notion that all we need to understand African texts is a willingness to be open to them, arguing that too many of the cultural and critical preconceptions we bring to these texts interfere with our ability to understand them. Directly responding to Western feminist criticism written about Emecheta, this study argues that Emecheta herself is not a feminist in the Western sense and that her novels should not be construed as reflecting this political interest. In close readings of eight of her best known works, this study reveals a complex narrative voice which is far more supportive of Emecheta's own African culture and its tradition than has been recognized previously.
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Staying with the Trouble

Making Kin in the Chthulucene

Author: Donna J. Haraway

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822373785

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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In the midst of spiraling ecological devastation, multispecies feminist theorist Donna J. Haraway offers provocative new ways to reconfigure our relations to the earth and all its inhabitants. She eschews referring to our current epoch as the Anthropocene, preferring to conceptualize it as what she calls the Chthulucene, as it more aptly and fully describes our epoch as one in which the human and nonhuman are inextricably linked in tentacular practices. The Chthulucene, Haraway explains, requires sym-poiesis, or making-with, rather than auto-poiesis, or self-making. Learning to stay with the trouble of living and dying together on a damaged earth will prove more conducive to the kind of thinking that would provide the means to building more livable futures. Theoretically and methodologically driven by the signifier SF—string figures, science fact, science fiction, speculative feminism, speculative fabulation, so far—Staying with the Trouble further cements Haraway's reputation as one of the most daring and original thinkers of our time.
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Cyborgs & Citadels

Anthropological Interventions in Emerging Sciences and Technologies

Author: Gary Lee Downey,Joseph Dumit

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 9780933452978

Category: Science

Page: 312

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From a week-long seminar in October 1993 in Santa Fe, New Mexico, 11 essays explore such questions as the Citadel problem of how science gains authority to direct truth practices; the boundaries between humans and machines; and the Cyborg problem of how science, technology, and medicine contribute
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Crystals, Fabrics, and Fields

Metaphors that Shape Embryos

Author: Donna Jeanne Haraway,Scott F. Gilbert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781556434747

Category: Science

Page: 231

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Acclaimed theorist and social scientist Donna Jeanne Haraway uses the work of pioneering developmental biologists Ross G. Harrison, Joseph Needham, and Paul Weiss as a springboard for a discussion about a shift in developmental biology from a vitalism-mechanism framework to organicism. The book deftly interweaves Thomas Kuhn's concept of paradigm change into this wide-ranging analysis, emphasizing the role of model, analogy, and metaphor in the paradigm and arguing that any truly useful theoretical system in biology must have a central metaphor.
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The Cyborg Handbook

Author: Chris Hables Gray,Steven Mentor,Heidi J. Figueroa

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415908498

Category: Computers

Page: 540

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This work constitutes the largest and most comprehensive research guide ever published about Benjamin Britten. Entries survey the most significant published materials relating to the composer, including bibliographies, catalogs, letters and documents, conference reports, biographies, and studies of Britten's music.
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