Simians, Cyborgs and Women: the reinvention of nature


Simians, Cyborgs and Women is a collection of ten essays written between 1978 and 1989 in which Donna Haraway describes the destabilising position of these “creatures” in Western biology and technology. Haraway analyses common narratives and stories, suggesting how deep and problematic cultural assumptions about them penetrate into the allegedly value-neutral world of medical research.

Both a social reality and a science fiction, the cyborg represents transgressed boundaries. The cyborg exists in a post-gender world, and is thus an intense point of focus for modern feminist criticism.


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