Simians Cyborgs and Women

Author: Donna Jeanne Haraway
Publisher: Free Assn Books
ISBN: 1853431397
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Social Science

Donna Haraway analyses accounts, narratives, and stories of the creation of nature, living organisms, and cyborgs (cybernetic components); showing how deeply cultural assumptions penetrate into allegedly value-neutral medical research.

Simians Cyborgs and Women

Author: Donna Haraway
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135964764
Release Date: 2013-05-13
Genre: Art

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.)

The Haraway Reader

Author: Donna Jeanne Haraway
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415966892
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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.

How Like a Leaf

Author: Donna Jeanne Haraway
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415924030
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The House The History She Was Born Into The History of Form While Staying Connected California Interdisciplinarity Is Risky Organicism as Critical Theory Primatology Historical Good Luck Simians, Cyborgs, and Women Disease Is a Relationship More Than Metaphor A Gene Is Not a Thing Cyborg Temporalities Diffraction as Critical Consciousness Worldly Practice Breakdown Cyborg Surrealisms Unfamiliar Unconscious It Wasn't Born In a Garden, but It Certainly Was Born In a History How Like a Leaf Menagerie of Figurations OncoMouse Vampire Culture Modest Witness Telepathic Teaching Passion and Irony.

Primate Visions

Author: Donna Jeanne Haraway
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415902946
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Social Science

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.

Readings in the Philosophy of Technology

Author: David M. Kaplan
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742514897
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Philosophy

Readings in the Philosophy of Technology is a collection of the important works of both the forerunners of philosophy of technology and contemporary theorists, addressing a full range of topics on technology as it relates to ethics, politics, human nautre, computers, science, and the environment.

Beyond the Cyborg

Author: Margret Grebowicz
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231520737
Release Date: 2013-06-18
Genre: Philosophy

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.

How Like a Leaf

Author: Donna Haraway
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136686696
Release Date: 2013-10-11
Genre: Art

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.

The Gendered Cyborg

Author: Gill Kirkup
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415220912
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Social Science

"The Gendered Cyborg" brings together key writings exploring the relationship between representation, technoscience and gender, through the metaphor of the cyborg. While the contributors argue that the cyborg provides new ways to think about the relationship between culture and technology and between women and machines, they also question whether the cyborg represents a challenge to, or simply another representation of, gendered categories in science.

Cyborg Babies

Author: Robbie Davis-Floyd
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415916046
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Science

Cyborg Babies tracks the process of reproducing children in symbiosis with pervasive technology and offers a range of perspectives, from resistance to ethnographic analysis to science fiction.

Gender Health and Healing

Author: Gill Bendelow
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134563395
Release Date: 2012-09-10
Genre: Social Science

What do we mean by 'gender' and how does this relate to health? How is 'biology' best understood? What does a focus on the division of labour bring to our understanding of health work? Is (gender) 'equity' in health possible? How have developments such as the resurgence of emotions and the new genetics affected these and other social relations at the turn of the century? These are just some of the questions addressed in Gender, Health and Healing in which a whole range of issues are brought together and connected to emerging concerns in contemporary life such as the new genetics and transformations in biomedical knowledge and practices. It offers a challenging assessment of gender relations and embodied practices across the public/private divide, using health and healing as paradigmatic examples. This thought-provoking volume lies at the intersection of gender studies, the sociology of health and healing, health policy, the critical analysis of scientific knowledge and the current debates around the body, health and emotions. Bringing together new and leading scholars in the field, it provides a unique critical overview of contemporary debates in health care for an interdisciplinary readership.

From Agamben to Zizek

Author: Jon Simons
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748686742
Release Date: 2010-09-10
Genre: Literary Criticism

In these 15 taster essays you will discover the key concepts and critical approaches of the theorists who have had the most significant impact on the humanities since 1990.

Protocol

Author: Alexander R. Galloway
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262072475
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Computers

A critical analysis of the protocols that control theInternet and the resistance to them.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Author: Cheris Kramarae
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135963156
Release Date: 2004-04-16
Genre: Reference

For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.