How does the “cultured” gorilla, i.e. Koko, come to represent universal man? Author and cultural critic Donna Haraway untangles the web of meanings, tracing what gets to count as nature, for whom and when, and how much it costs to produce nature at a particular moment in history for a particular group of people. A feminist journey through the anthropological junglescape. Haraway is a leading thinker about people’s love and hate relationship with machines. Her ideas have sparked an explosion of debate in areas as diverse as primatology, philosophy, and developmental biology. She is the author of “A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century”(1991),”Crystals, Fabrics, and Fields: Metaphors of Organicism in Twentieth-Century Developmental Biology”(1976), “Primate Visions: Gender, Race, and Nature in the World of Modern Science” (1989), “Simians, Cyborgs, and Women : The Reinvention of Nature (1991), and Modest_Witness@Second_Millennium. FemaleMan©Meets_OncoMouse™ (1997).
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