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The Gendered Cyborg : A Reader - Fiona Hovenden

The Gendered Cyborg

A Reader

By: Fiona Hovenden (Editor), Linda Janes (Editor), Gill Kirkup (Editor), Kathryn Woodward (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th September 1999
ISBN: 9780415220903
Number Of Pages: 333

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"The Gendered Cyborg" brings together material from a variety of disciplines that analyze the relationship between gender and technoscience, and the way that this relationship is represented through ideas, language and visual imagery. The book opens with key feminist articles from the history and philosophy of science. They look at the ways that modern scientific thinking has constructed oppositional dualities such as objectivity/subjectivity, human/machine, nature/science, and male/female, and how these have constrained who can engage in science/technology and how they have limited our ideas of the possibilities for both humanity and science.
Later sections contain readings that present key feminist theories about representation to examine how gender and technoscience are represented in areas of particular contemporary interest: the new human reproductive technologies, science fiction, film and the Internet. The readings constantly ask "Is this for women, for human beings?"
Contributors: Alison Adam, Anne Balsamo, Lynda K. Bundtzen, Barbara Creed, Mary Ann Doane, Dion Farquhar, Jennifer Gonzalez, Evelynn M. Hammonds, Donna Haraway, Fiona Hovenden, Luce Irigaray, Linda Janes, Gill Kirkup, Nina Lykke, Sadie Plant, Rosalind Pollack Perchesky, Londa Schiebinger, Vivian Sobchack, Deborah Lynn Steinberg, Nancy Leys Stepan, Nina Wakeford, Kathryn Woodward.

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"A collection whose relevance definitley exceeds its use as a course reader...an absolutely essential feminist response (that) will continue to be relevnat for a long time. Veronica Hollinger, Science Fiction Sudies, Vol. 28."

List of figuresp. ix
List of acknowledgementsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
Representing gender in technosciencep. 1
Introduction to Part Onep. 3
Taxonomy for Human Beingsp. 11
Race and Gender: the Role of Analogy in Sciencep. 38
A Manifesto for Cyborgs: Science, Technology, and Socialist Feminism in the 1980sp. 50
Envisioning Cyborg Bodies: Notes from Current Researchp. 58
Between Monsters, Goddesses and Cyborgs: Feminist Confrontations with Sciencep. 74
Alien m/others: representing the feminine in science fiction filmp. 89
Introduction to Part Twop. 91
Monstrous Mothers: Medusa, Grendel, and Now Alienp. 101
Technophilia: Technology, Representation, and the Femininep. 110
Alien and the Monstrous-Femininep. 122
Postfuturismp. 136
Reading Cyborgs Writing Feminismp. 148
Representing reproduction: reproducing representationp. 159
Introduction to Part Threep. 161
Foetal Images: the Power of Visual Culture in the Politics of Reproductionp. 171
Feminist Approaches to Science, Medicine and Technologyp. 193
(M)other Discoursesp. 209
The Virtual Speculum in the New World Orderp. 221
Refractions (women, technology and cyborgs)p. 247
Introduction to Part Fourp. 249
When Our Lips Speak Togetherp. 262
On the Matrix: Cyberfeminist Simulationsp. 265
Feminist Ai Projects and Cyberfuturesp. 276
Gender and the Landscapes of Computing in an Internet Cafep. 291
New Technologies of Racep. 305
Indexp. 319
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ISBN: 9780415220903
ISBN-10: 0415220904
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 333
Published: 30th September 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.35 x 17.48  x 2.62
Weight (kg): 0.93
Edition Number: 1

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