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Overview

Donna Haraway's work has transformed the fields of cyberculture, feminist studies, and the history of science and technology. Her subjects range from animal dioramas in the American Museum of Natural History to research in transgenic mice, from gender in the laboratory to the nature of the cyborg. Trained as a historian of science, she has produced a series of books and essays that have become essential reading. Bringing together a generous selection of her writings, including her "Manifesto for Cyborgs," The Haraway Reader is the best single introduction to Donna Haraway's thought.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Haraway (history of consciousness, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz; Primate Visions) is considered a leading feminist science theorist. All the essays included in this collection are drawn from her previously published work, dating from the mid-1980s ("A Manifesto for Cyborgs") to the present ("Cyborgs to Companion Species: Reconfiguring Kinship in Technoscience"), and serve to help readers understand her enormous contribution to the fields of feminist studies and the history of science and technology. As Haraway explains in the introduction, "All insist that science and feminism, anti-racism and science studies, biology and cultural theory, fiction and fact closely cohabit and should do so." The average reader will find these essays challenging. Haraway's ideas are complicated, and she does not seem interested in simplifying her arguments for the sake of broadening their appeal; the vocabulary is exotic and the sentences deliberately structured to contain many layers of meaning. On the other hand, these intriguing essays will enhance any reader's understanding of feminist technoscience studies and will be welcomed in academic libraries.-Kathryn R. Bartelt, Univ. of Evansville Libs., IN Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415966887
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 1,239,017
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Donna Haraway is Professor of the History of Consciousness at the University of California at Santa Cruz. She is the author of several books, including Primate Visions, Simians, Cyborgs and Women, Modest_Witness@Second_Millennium.FemaleMan(c)_Meets_Oncou s and (with Thyrza Goodeve) How Like a Leaf, all published by Routledge. She lives in Santa Cruz, CA.
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Table of Contents

Introduction: A Kinship of Feminist Figurations 1
1 A Manifesto for Cyborgs: Science, Technology, and Socialist Feminism in the 1980s 7
2 Ecce Homo, Ain't (Ar'n't) I a Woman, and Inappropriate/d Others: The Human in a Post-Humanist Landscape 47
3 The Promises of Monsters: A Regenerative Politics for Inappropriate/d Others 63
4 Otherworldly Conversations, Terran Topics; Local Terms 125
5 Teddy Bear Patriarchy: Taxidermy in the Garden of Eden, New York City, 1908-1936 151
6 Morphing in the Order: Flexible Strategies, Feminist Science Studies, and Primate Revisions 199
7 ModestöWitness@SecondöMillennium 223
8 Race: Universal Donors in a Vampire Culture. It's All in the Family: Biological Kinship Categories in the Twentieth-Century United States 251
9 Cyborgs to Companion Species: Reconfiguring Kinship in Technoscience 295
10 Cyborgs, Coyotes, and Dogs: A Kinship of Feminist Figurations and There Are Always More Things Going on Than You Thought! Methodologies as Thinking Technologies 321
An interview with Donna Haraway
Note on Sources 343
Index 345
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