Donnaharaway

Donna Haraway

  • Birth

    Haraway was born in Denver, Colorado.
  • PhD

    Completed doctorate at Yale
  • A Cyborg Manifesto

    A Cyborg Manifesto
    Dr. Haraway roots this essay in a movement known as post-structuralism. This essay was written to show the fallacy of social dichotomies such as male/female, black/white, and human/animal when being presented as natural truths. Haraway uses cyborgs, a creature both man and machine, as an unbiased creature to show that these structures are only created to hold one category in oppression while raising the other.
  • Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective

    Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective
    In this, Haraway focuses on situated knowledge in feminist epistemology, suggesting that knowledge is local and limited by experience of locality. Haraway argues instead for embodied objectivity sighting the impartial view-from-nowhere as an impossibility.
  • Primate Visions: Gender, Race, and Nature in the World of Modern Science

    Primate Visions: Gender, Race, and Nature in the World of Modern Science
    Haraway explores the discipline of primatology and the changes undergone in that field after the incorporation of feminist scientist. While male researches focused on the "masculine" aspects such as competitive reproduction and the savage, the feminist perspective focusing on the various aspects of species communication and positive views brought on a revolution in primatology and animal behavior.
  • Simians, Cyborgs, and Woman: The Reinvention of Nature

    Simians, Cyborgs, and Woman: The Reinvention of Nature
    In this collection of essays, Haraway once again explores the tendencies of society to have dominating and repressing relationships, especially in feminism. She also writes on the unwillingness of science to include women in the study and explanation of women's role in society.
  • Modest Witness

  • J. D. Bernal Prize & Ludwik Fleck Prize

  • References

    Grasswick, Heidi.(2018)."Feminist Social Epistemology", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/feminist-social-epistemology/
    Miller, Eleanor M., and Frank B. Varney. Gender and Society, vol. 13, no. 3, 1999, pp. 412–414. JSTOR, www.jstor.org/stable/190264.
    Orr, J.(2012). Materializing a cyborg's manifesto. Women's Studies Quarterly, 40(1), 273-280.
    Stanford, G.(1991). American Anthropologist, 93(4),1031-1032. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/681061
  • Video Links

    Video Links
    Short overview: Haraway, Donna. “A Cyborg Manifesto - Haraway Primer.” YouTube, uploaded by Josie Ellen, 15 February 2015, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnY9TGbvIXA. More in-depth: Haraway, Donna. “Donna Haraway’s “A Cyborg Manifesto”.” YouTube, uploaded by Theory & Philosophy, 26 September 2020, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dv8N1WYHkQ.