Cyborg Manifesto lecture outline

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“A Cyborg Manifesto” lecture outline 1. Haraway’s politics. How does she draw upon, critique, and revise strands of both socialism and feminism? 2. Haraway’s style in this essay: a. blasphemy b. irony c. mistrust of dualisms d. heteroglossia 3. Her initial definition of a cyborg: “a cybernetic organism, a hybrid of machine and organism, a creature of social reality as well as a creature of fiction” (Haraway 149). a. the meaning of a “cybernetic organism” b. “social reality” as “lived social relations” (149) 4. Cyborgs in economic production and war 5. The cyborg as a positive, empowering symbol 6. We do not have to be reduced to passive components in “The Informatics of Domination” (161). 7. Cyborgs may have been created by “militarism and patriarchal capitalism,” but they are “illegitimate offspring” who “are often exceedingly unfaithful to their origins” (151). 8. The cyborg is “oppositional, utopian, and completely without innocence” (151).
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