Week 8 reading response by Lavonne

This week’s reading is really interesting.

According to Donna Haraway in her book <A Cyborg Manifesto>, a Cyborg is : “A cyborg is a cybernetic organism, a hybrid of machine and organism, a creature of social reality as well as a creature of fiction.” 

She talked about transgressed boundaries, potent fusions and dangerous possibilities which progressively people might explore as part of needed political work. Also she talked about the recognition of gender, social and historical constitution, class and race which all of these cannot provide the basis of belief in ‘essential’ unity.

I think Donna’s theory about feminism is really avant-guard at that time. She had an advanced and broad understanding of gender and feminist. Also she developed <The Informatics of Domination > which is quite interesting. Can’t believe she developed this in last 80s.It still evoke us a lot in 21st century.


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