Donna Haraway's "A Cyborg Manifesto" Cyborgian/Pomo Laundry List

(from the Norton Anthology of Postmodern American Fiction with links and comments from Lee)


"old" "monstrous...what cannot be coded as natural" (609)
Representation Simulation
Bourgeois Novel, Realism Science Fiction, Postmodernism
Organism Biotic Component
Depth, Integrity Surface, Boundary
Heat Noise
Biology as Clinical Practice (Elgin?) Biology as Inscription (Winterson's anatomical poetry, Steingraber's cancer requiring the inscription of others medicines and politics on her body)
Physiology Communications Engineering
Small Group Subsystem
Perfection Optimization
Eugenics Population Control
Decadence, Magic Mountain Obsolescence, Future Shock
Hygiene Stress Managment
Microbiology, Tuberculosis Immunology, AIDS
Organic Division of Labour Ergonomics/Cybernetics of Labour (see the essay "Producing Culture for the Digital Economy")
Functional Specialization Modular Construction (Ikea?)
Reproduction Replication (of circuits, of social orders?)
Organic Sex Role Specialization Optimal Genetic Strategies
Biological Determinism Evolutionary Inertia, Constraints
Community Ecology Ecosystem
Racial Chain of Being (keeps things in order and separated; the EuroChristian Man is at the top, colonizing the world) Neo-Imperialism, United Nations humanism (World Bank economy colonizing the world)
Scientific Management in Home / Factory Global Factory / Electronic Cottage
Family / Market / Factory Women in the Integrated Circuit
Family Wage Comparable Worth
Public / Private Cyborg Citizenship
Nature / Culture Fields of Difference
Co-operation Communications Enhancement
Freud (biological/psychic determinisms) Lacan (webs of language)
Sex Genetic Engineering
Labour Robotics
Mind Artificial Intelligence
Second World War Star Wars (also think simulacra)
White Capitalist Patriarchy Informatics of Domination