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The Gendered Cyborg: A reader

Kirkup, Gill; Woodward, Kath; Janes, Linda and Hovenden, Fiona eds. (1999). The Gendered Cyborg: A reader. London: Routledge.

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The Gendered Cyborg brings together material from a variety of disciplines that analyze the relationship between gender and technoscience, and the way that this relationship is represented through ideas, language and visual imagery. The book opens with key feminist articles from the history and philosophy of science. They look at the ways that modern scientific thinking has constructed oppositional dualities such as objectivity/subjectivity, human/machine, nature/science, and male/female, and how these have constrained who can engage in science/technology and how they have limited our ideas of the possibilities for both humanity and science. Later sections contain readings that present key feminist theories about representation to examine how gender and technoscience are represented in areas of particular contemporary interest: the new human reproductive technologies, science fiction, film and the Internet. The readings constantly ask "Is this for women, for human beings?"

Item Type: Edited Book
Copyright Holders: 2000 compilation, original and editorial material, The Open University, 2000 individual contributions, the contributors
ISBN: 0-415-22091-2, 978-0-415-22091-0
Keywords: gender; science; technology; technoscience; science fiction; reproductive technologies; artificial intelligence
Academic Unit/School: Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Sociology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 29556
Depositing User: Gill Kirkup
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2011 15:27
Last Modified: 13 Dec 2019 12:15
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