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Title Pushing at the boundaries of new media studies
Author Wakeford, N.
Source New Media & Society, 6, 1, pp. 130-137
Year 2004
Database EBSCOhost
Access date 08.07.2004
Abstract This article discusses the strengths of two approaches to new media, material culture studies and feminist technoscience studies through four books. The book "The Internet: An Ethnographic Approach," by Daniel Miller and Don Slater, is a study of information and communications technologies in Trinidad from the stance of material culture studies. The other three books are feminist reflections on technologies, and draw widely from literature in cultural and technoscience studies, feminist theory and theories of information systems. Donna Haraway’s collection of essays "Simians, Cybrogs and Women: The Reinvention of Nature," brings together Haraway’s early writings including the much cited "A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century." Although the idea of the Cyborg has become a potent symbol both of human-machine relations and the work of feminist technoscience scholars. Susan Leigh Star’s "Misplaced Concretism and Concrete Situations: Feminism, Method and Information Technology," is a working paper produced as part of "Gender-Nature-Culture," a Danish Feminist Research Network. Star draws upon the metaphor of the Cyborg and stresses the importance of marginality and multiplicity in information systems design.
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Year of publication2004
Bibliographic typeJournal article