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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. Gill Kirkup The Open University, UK; Linda Janes The Open University, UK; Nancy Leys Stepan The Open University, UK; Donna Haraway; Jennifer Gonzalez; Nina Lykke

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415220910
ISBN-10: 0415220912
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 174mm x mm)
Pages: 348
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Sep-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Gendered Cyborg by Fiona Hovenden
Hardback, September 1999
$161.10