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How Like a Leaf

An Interview with Donna Haraway, 1st Edition

By Donna Haraway, Thyrza Goodeve

Routledge

208 pages

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The author of four seminal works on science and culture, Donna Haraway here speaks for the first time in a direct and non-academic voice. How Like a Leaf will be a welcome inside view of the author's thought.

Reviews

"…contributes to a history of women's lives in twentieth-century America as well as to a history of feminism." -- NWSA Journal

"Goodeve easily steers the discussion to intensely personal territory that is sure to interest Haraway's admirers. She discusses the impact of her mother's death and her adult love relationships upon her work, and the link between her Catholic upbringing and the metaphorical heart of her theory. HOW LIKE A LEAF…is a terrific read, and on that brings an important theorist closer to the general public." -- Puncture Magazine

"…people who seek a greater understanding of Haraway's work will find the interview well worth their time… It's most impressive attribute is that it manages to perform the integration between the personal, the political, the historical and the theoretical in a manner that is well suited to Haraway's thought." -- Kairos

"How Like A Leaf is a welcome door to the complex theories and personal life of Haraway…Recommended for all women's studies and academic science collections." -- Library Journal, December 1999

"How Like A Leaf offers its reader an inviting visit with Haraway, which evolves as a balanced blend of academic discourse and informal banter housed in a deceivingly slender book, as compared to the volumes of related thought it conjures. As cyborgs, our neurons resonate the electric hum of her words--their prophetic implications racing through terminals, past each glowing plexus with the thrill of transformation, and the exactness of circuitry." -- Foreword

"Feminist philosopher of science, Donna J. Haraway, author of "A Manifesto for Cyborgs" and PRIMATE VISIONS, explains the roles that Heidegger, critical theory, California, and her ex-husband's death from AIDS play in her thinking in HOW LIKE A LEAF: An Interview with Donna J. Haraway b Thyrza Nicholas Goodeve." -- Publishers Weekly

"Her extreordinayr mobility of point of view thrwarts bloc politics,flows like cool water over devastating oppressions -Linda Brigham, Cultural Studies October, 2001."

About the Authors

Donna J. Haraway is Professor in the History of Consciousness Board at the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is the author of three Routledge books, Primate Visions (1990), Simians, Cyborgs and Women (1990), and Modest_Witness@Second_Millenium.FemaleMan_Meets_OncoMouse (1997). Thyrza Nichols Goodeve holds degrees from the University of California, Santa Cruz and NYU. She is a freelance writer in the areas of art and culture.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART023000
ART / Popular Culture
SOC052000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies