“This chapter is an effort to build an ironic political myth faithful to feminism, socialism, and materialism. Perhaps more faithful as blasphemy is faithful, than as reverent worship and identification. Blasphemy has always seemed to require taking things very seriously. I know no better stance to adopt from within the secular-religious, evangelical traditions of United States politics, including the politics of socialist feminism. Blasphemy protects one from the moral majority within, while still insisting on the need for community. Blasphemy is not apostasy. Irony is about contradictions that do not resolve into larger wholes, even dialectically, about the tension of holding incompatible things together because both or all are necessary and true. Irony is about humour and serious play. It is also a rhetorical strategy and a political method, one I would like to see more honoured within socialist-feminism. At the centre of my ironic faith, my blasphemy, is the image of the cyborg.” – Donna Haraway’s “A Cyborg Maniifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth century,” excerpt.
tbh, i wish someone had introduced me to post humanism and new materialism sooner. Haraway’s cyborg manifesto is canonical. #gamestudies101
— Iris bull (@ibull) March 24, 2015
Haraway, Donna. “A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century.” Simians, Cyborgs and Women: The Reinvention of Nature. New York, NY: Routledge, 1991. pp. 149-181. The European Graduate School. Web. 20 Jul 2015.