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Donna Haraway's A Cyborg Manifesto

1st Edition

By Rebecca Pohl

Macat Library

96 pages

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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

About the Author

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.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General
SOC010000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory
SOC032000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies