This timely and engaging book argues that technoscientific advances are radically transforming the woman–machine relationship. However, it is feminist politics rather than the technologies themselves that make the difference. TechnoFeminism fuses the visionary insights of cyberfeminism with a materialist analysis of the sexual politics of technology. Drawing on new perspectives in postmodernism, feminist theory and science and technology studies, Judy Wajcman explores the ways in which technologies are gendered both in their design and use. At the same time, she shows how our very subjectivity is shaped by the technoscientific culture of the world we inhabit. This book provides a lucid, accessible and succinct interpretation of some of the most complex and urgent debates of our times.
1. Male Designs on Technology.
From Access to Equity.
Science as Ideology.
Technology as Patriarchal.
Sex, Class and Technology.
2. Technoscience Reconfigured.
Beyond Technological Determinism.
From Gender–Blind to Gender Aware.
Combining Feminist and Technology Studies.
3. Virtual Gender.
Cyberfeminism: The clitoris is a direct line to the matrtix .
Performing Gender in Cyberspace.
Technology as Freedom.
4. The Cyborg Solution.
Embracing Science and Technology.
From Man of Science to FemaleMan©.
OncoMouseTM: Technologising Life and Reprogramming Nature.
Send in the Cyborgs.
5. Metaphor and Materiality.
Changing Technologies, Changing Subjectivities.
Sociotechincal Practices: Expertise and Agency