Creatures of Prometheus: Gender and the Politics of Technology

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Rowman & Littlefield, Jan 1, 1997 - Political Science - 292 pages
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Do human beings become creatures of the technology they create? Is gender an artifact of the work performed by such manufactured things? Drawing on a broad variety of literary and philosophical sources, including Homer's Iliad, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, accounts of the 1986 nuclear disaster at Chernobyl, and recent scholarship in feminist, postmodern, and political theory, this impressive book offers strikingly original ways for readers to think about technology, gender identity, culture, the environment, politics, and the ways women and men struggle to make sense of the gifts of Prometheus. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of political theory, environmental thought, and gender, cultural, and literary studies.

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Timothy V. Kaufman-Osborn is Baker Ferguson Professor of Politics and Leadership at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington.

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