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An Analysis of Donna Haraway's A Cyborg Manifesto
Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century





ISBN 9781912453115
Published September 17, 2018 by Macat Library
96 Pages

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Book Description

Haraway’s ‘A Cyborg Manifesto’ is a key postmodern text and is widely taught in many disciplines as one of the first texts to embrace technology from a leftist and feminist perspective using the metaphor of the cyborg to champion socialist, postmodern, and anti-identitarian politics. Until Haraway’s work, few feminists had turned to theorizing science and technology and thus her work quite literally changed the terms of the debate. This article continues to be seen as hugely influential in the field of feminism, particularly postmodern, materialist, and scientific strands. It is also a precursor to cyberfeminism and posthumanism and perhaps anticipates the development of digital humanities.

Table of Contents

Ways in to the text 

Who was Donna Haraway? 

What does A Cyborg Manifesto say? 

Why does A Cyborg Manifesto matter? 

Section 1: Influences 

Module 1: The Author and the Historical Context 

Module 2: Academic Context 

Module 3: The Problem 

Module 4: The Author's Contribution 

Section 2: Ideas 

Module 5: Main Ideas 

Module 6: Secondary Ideas 

Module 7: Achievement 

Module 8: Place in the Author's Work 

Section 3: Impact 

Module 9: The First Responses 

Module 10: The Evolving Debate 

Module 11: Impact and Influence Today 

Module 12: Where Next? 

Glossary of Terms 

People Mentioned in the Text 

Works Cited

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Biography

Before joining English, American Studies and Creative Writing in 2014 as Lecturer in Contemporary Literature, Dr Rebecca Pohl completed my PhD at Manchester in 2013. Previously she studied in Potsdam, Berlin and London, and was junior lecturer at the University of Stuttgart.