The Gendered Cyborg: A Reader

The Gendered Cyborg: A Reader

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by Fiona Hovenden
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136355080
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/13/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
344
File size:
5 MB

Meet the Author

Gill Kirkup is Senior Lecturer in Educational Technology, Linda Janes is Staff Tutor in Sociology, Dr Kathryn Woodward is Staff Tutor in Sociology, and Dr Fiona Hovenden is IT consultant at the Open University.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is super expensive.