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How Like a Leaf: An Interview with Donna Haraway

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Since the appearance of Primate Visions and the classic essay A Manifesto For Cyborgs, feminist historian of science Donna Haraway has created a way of thinking about culture, science, and the production of knowledge that has made her a highly regarded theorist. She is admired for her passion and rigor, her wicked ironies, and her commitment to issues of gender and race, a ...more
Hardcover, 197 pages
Published November 3rd 1999 by Routledge
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Cameron Kunzelman
This is a great interview with Donna Haraway where she synthesizes some of the major themes of her work into readable and clear language. I think this would be the perfect introduction to her work for anyone interested in it.
Tessa
Jan 07, 2008 Tessa rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Scientists and People who have read Haraway's other work
Donna J. Haraway's books and essays largely call for scientists, critics, and other producers of knowledge to situate themselves and acknowledge the impact that their personal history and experiences have on their assumptions and definitions of truth. However, a frequent criticism of her work is that she doesn't really situate her self in any detail at all, a charge which, I think, is answered by this book. She goes into great detail about her background as a biologist and about the webs of kins ...more
Cynthia
I was stretching my mind, but some of this was well beyond me. It tied to the book, He, she and it, by Marge Piercy. Good exercise. The idea of cyborg as metaphor is intriguing. Still want to explore her definition. The rating I gave has more to do with my limitations than the author's.
Cynthia
Jul 13, 2014 Cynthia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: materialism, feminism
I rented this book for Haraway's discussion of diffraction, but ending up reading the entire book (it's a short one). Couldn't put this one down.
Kate
Mar 27, 2010 Kate rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: memoir
Interesting for the personal details revealed, but far less intellectual bang for your buck than her other works.
katie
Sep 28, 2010 katie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
the best introduction to haraway and her ideas. phenomenal voice in feminism, in science.
Jo Dagustun
Jun 22, 2011 Jo Dagustun rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
an excellent introduction to Donna's thinking
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Donna Jeanne Haraway is the chair of the History of Consciousness program at the University of California Santa Cruz. She writes and lectures on techno-science and feminist theory. Haraway is famous for her 1991 essay A Cyborg Manifesto .
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