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Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature

Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature

Haraway, Donna, author

Simians, Cyborgs and Women is 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.)

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1st edition.
Published London: Routledge, 1991
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Statement of responsibility: Donna Haraway
ISBN: 1135964769, 9781135964764
Physical Description: 312 pages
Subject: Cultural studies; History of art; Popular culture; Society; Media studies; Anthropology; Medical research; Development studies
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9780415903875


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