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Kevin Phipps COML 1126  4/7/09 A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century By: Donna Haraway “ This chapter is an effort to build an ironic political myth faithful to feminism, socialism, and materialism” (149) “A cyborg is a cybernetic organism, a hybrid of machine and organism, a creature of social reality as well as a creature of fiction” (149) “Social reality is lived social relations” (149) “This cyborg is our ontology” (150) o Ontology - the branch of metaphysics that studies the nature of existence or being as such. Basically, we exist as a combination of our physical selves and social constructions “The cyborg is resolutely committed to partiality, irony, intimacy, and perversity. It is oppositional, utopian, and completely without innocence” (151) “There is not even such a state as 'being' female, itself a highly complex category constructed in contested sexual scientific discourses and other social practices. Gender,
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This note was uploaded on 09/18/2010 for the course COM L 1126 taught by Professor Casad during the Spring '09 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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