Modest−Witness@Second−Millennium.FemaleMan−Meets−OncoMouse: Feminism and Technoscience

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Psychology Press, 1997 - Art - 361 pages
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Modest_Witness@Second_Millenium.FemaleMan_Meets_OncoMouse explores the roles of stories, figures, dreams, theories, facts, delusions, advertising, institutions, economic arrangements, publishing practices, scientific advances, and politics in twentieth-century technoscience.

The book's title is an e-mail address. With it, Haraway locates herself and her readers in a sprawling net of associations more far-flung than the Internet. The address is not a cozy home. There is no innocent place to stand in the world where the book's author figure, FemaleMan, encounters DuPont's controversial laboratory rodent, OncoMouse.
  

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Review: Modest_witness@second_millennium.Femaleman_meets_oncomouse: Feminism and Technoscience

User Review  - Justiina Dahl - Goodreads

I am only on the second chapter and completely on fire over Haraway's ideas on technoscience. Read full review

Review: Modest_witness@second_millennium.Femaleman_meets_oncomouse: Feminism and Technoscience

User Review  - katie - Goodreads

fantastic. haraway is one of the most interesting thinkers i've ever read. at times her language is unbelievably beautiful. Read full review

Contents

The Grammar of Feminism and Technoscience
1
Modest_WitnessSecond_Millennium FemaleMan_Mefits DiicoMQuse
21
A Technoscience Fugue in Two Parts
49
A Family Reunion
119
TechnQscience in Hypertext
125
NOTES
275
INDEX
339
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About the author (1997)

An influential historian of science and cultural studies theorist, Haraway attended Colorado College and then Yale University, where she received a Ph.D. in biology in 1972. More recently she has taught at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Haraway draws on poststructuralist, Marxist, feminist, postcolonial, and cultural studies theory to explore the political and social dimensions of science in order to reclaim it for ends other than social control. Axiomatic for her is that nature is not discovered and then objectively observed and described, but rather that it is actively constructed by a culture so as to serve certain political ends, even if these are not consciously articulated or known. Like Michel Foucault, Haraway believes that discourses of knowledge are always also discourses of pleasure and power. Haraway's first book, Crystals, Fabrics, and Fields (1976), is not as theoretically sophisticated as her next two books, which have had a significant impact on cultural, feminist, and postcolonial studies, and have been the subject of some controversy amongst traditionally trained scientists and historians of science. Primate Visions (1989) is an analysis of the gender and racial politics of primatology, the study of "man's closest relatives in the animal kingdom." One of Haraway's recent books, Simians, Cyborgs, and Women (1991), collects essays written between 1978 and 1989, including the important "Cyborg Manifesto," which argues for the necessity of a feminist science and technology, rather than the rejection of both fields, as advocated by many feminist utopians. Instead, Haraway calls for the further development of the "cyborg," a hybrid subject who deconstructs by combining distinct and unitary identities (human-machine, human-animal, etc.).

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