Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author, Critic.
(1944- ) US academic, Professor Emerita in the History of Consciousness Department and Feminist Studies Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her critical works operate at the intersection between science and Feminism. One highly influential and much discussed paper was "A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist Feminism in the 1980s" (1985 Socialist Review #80), exploring Cyborg and Posthuman concepts both literally and as potent metaphors for feminist and/or "post-feminist" issues; this essay was revised as "A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century", a chapter in her Simians, Cyborgs and Women: The Reinvention of Nature (1991). Also of sometimes oblique genre/Fantastika interest is Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin with the Chthulucene (2016).
Haraway received the Pilgrim Award for sf studies in 2011. [DRL]
Donna Jeanne Haraway
born Denver, Colorado: 6 September 1944
works (highly selected)
- Simians, Cyborgs and Women: The Reinvention of Nature (New York: Routledge, 1991) [nonfiction: hb/]
- Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin with the Chthulucene (Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 2016) [nonfiction: hb/]
see also: Shulamith Firestone.
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