We are reading Donna Haraway’s Situated Knowledges and Cyborg Manifesto for our department’s “Classics” reading group. An odd institution. Haraway, Donna (), “Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective”. In: Feminist Studies, Vol. 14, No. 3. In her essay ‘Situated Knowledges’, Donna Haraway both raises and responds to the challenge of a feminist politics of location in a way.

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Yale University Press, American Journal of Primatology. Perhaps the difference here comes from the presumed orientation or purpose of interpretation.

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Gail” The Work of Love: This is not what I expected going into reading her. She asserted that there is a tendency to masculinize the stories about “reproductive competition and sex between aggressive males and receptive females [that] facilitate some hadaway preclude other types of conclusions”.

When working on software with a team of people, everybody has different ideas about how things should be organized and implemented. This is a book that clatters around in a dark closet of irrelevancies for pages before it bumps accidentally into its index haraawy stops; but that is not situateed criticism, either, because its author finds it gratifying and refreshing to bang unrelated facts together as a rebuke to stuffy minds.

Opting for the Margins: Retrieved 23 December There are many places where an editorial hand appears absent altogether.


Biography, history, propaganda, science, science fiction, and cinema are intertwined in the most confusing way. Despite their similarities, there are some significant differences between these points of view.

Using a term coined by theorist Chela Sandoval, Haraway writes that “oppositional consciousness” is comparable with a cyborg politics, because rather than identity it stresses how affinity comes as a result of “otherness, siruated, and specificity”. In computational social science, we have to look out for statistical biases because we aim for our kmowledges scientific results to be objective. October 26, at 3: Haraway triple majored in zoology, philosophy and literature at the Colorado Collegeon the full-tuition Boettcher Scholarship.

Haraway an interview with Thyrza Nichols Goodeve. For Haraway, the Manifesto offered a response to the rising conservatism during the s in the United States at a critical juncture at which feminists, in order to have any real-world significance, had to acknowledge their situatedness haraday what she terms the “informatics of domination.

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I took this down again for some reason, maybe because of a change of opinion about the appropriateness of its message. You are commenting using your WordPress. Although most of Haraway’s earlier work was focused on emphasizing knwoledges masculine bias in scientific culture, she has also contributed greatly to feminist narratives of the twentieth century.

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I believe this is because of its subject matter, not because of its quality. The Reinvention of NatureHaraway uses the cyborg metaphor to explain how fundamental contradictions in feminist theory and identity should be conjoined, rather than resolved, similar to the fusion of machine and organism in cyborgs.


In a publication, she remarked:. Haraway’s history of primatology in the twentieth century sets new standards for this approach, standards that will not be surpassed for some time to come.

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Her new versions of beings reject Western humanist conceptions of personhood and promote a disembodied world of information and the withering of subjectivity. Like in statistics or the pursuit of psychological rationality, this activity is one of finding an agreement that reduces the bias of the outcome. In her essay Haraway challenges the liberal human subject and its lack of concern for collective desires which leaves the possibility for wide corruption and inequality in the world.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Another related idea is cognitive biasa psychological phenomenon more general than the first kind of bias. Views Read Edit View history. Wikiquote has quotations related to: This experience is something knowpedges anybody who has worked collaboratively on source code will recognize as familiar.