Instagram: Race, gender, sexuality and class

Donna Haraway in her ‘A cyborg manifesto’ (1991) claims that she does not ‘know of any other time in history when there was a greater need for political unity to confront effectively the dominations of ‘race’, ‘gender’, ‘sexuality’ and ‘class”. I would argue that twenty-five years ago, when the paper was written, ‘we’ (the consciously coalesced) were probably better off; tolerance and understanding seems to be in short supply as societies break away and advocate to build walls. 📷 @natgeo January 2017 issue. #mscedc February 01, 2017 at 09:28PM

One Reply to “Instagram: Race, gender, sexuality and class”

  1. Nice connection here between Haraway’s (rather classic) cyborg manifesto and present day politics.

    I wonder though, what can you say about the role of technology here. Haraway clearly has something to say about the ‘cyborg’, but how does that kind of relationship with technology relate to contemporary political exchanges? How is technology involved in the expression, or indeed the control over, race, sexuality or class?

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