Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature by Donna HarawaySimians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature by Donna Haraway

Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature

byDonna HarawayEditorDonna Haraway

Paperback | December 12, 1990

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Simians, Cyborgs and Womenis 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.)
An influential historian of science and cultural studies theorist, Haraway attended Colorado College and then Yale University, where she received a Ph.D. in biology in 1972. More recently she has taught at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Haraway draws on poststructuralist, Marxist, feminist, postcolonial, and cultural studi...
Title:Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of NatureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9 × 6.1 × 0.8 inPublished:December 12, 1990Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

I. Nature as a System of Production and Reproduction  1. Animal Sociology and a Natural Economy of the Body Politic  2. The Past Is the Contested Zone  3. The Biological Enterprise  II. Contested Readings: Narrative Natures  4. In the Beginning Was the Word  5. The Contest for Primate Nature  6. Reading Buchi Emecheta  III. Differential Politics of Innappropriate/d Others  7. 'Gender' for a Marxist Dictionary  8. A Cyborg Manifesto  9. Situated Knowledges  10. The Biopolitics of Postmodern Bodies

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The idea that nature is constructed, not discovered--that truth is made, not found--is the keynote of recent scholarship in the history of science. Tracing the gendered roots of science in culture, Donna Haraway's writings about scientific research on monkeys and apes is arguably the finest scholarship in this tradition.