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Sex/Machine : Readings in Culture, Gender, and Technology

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... discusses the complex connections between gender and technology... an intriguing and enlightening book, the latest in an outstanding... series by Indiana University Press." -Bruce Hilton, Scripps Howard News ServiceHow does technology influence gender roles? From personal computers and cyberspace to artificial wombs and sex reassignment surgery, technology has opened up the possibility that sex roles as well as the gendered notions we have of human identity are subject to radical change. This engaging anthology examines long-standing stereotypical associations of men with technology and women with nature and assesses the impact of technologies that have necessarily blurred distinctions between the sexes and altered traditional views of gender.show more

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  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 156.7 x 235.7 x 32.8mm | 826.1g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 4 figures, 1 index
  • 0253212308
  • 9780253212306
  • 1,448,707

About Patrick D. Hopkins

Patrick D. Hopkins is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Ripon College. He is co-editor (with Larry May and Robert Strikwerda) of Rethinking Masculinity: Philosophical Explorations in Light of Feminism. He is currently working on a book that is provisionally titled, Un/Natural: "Nature," "Culture," and Technology in Moral and Political Discourse.show more

Table of contents

AcknowledgmentsIntroduction: The Intersection of Culture, Gender, and Technology by Patrick D. HopkinsPart 1: Inventing Histories: Gender and Technological Development1. Women Hold Up Two-Thirds of the Sky: Notes for a Revised History of Technology Autumn Stanley2. The "Industrial Revolution" in the Home: Household Technology and Social Change in the 20th Century Ruth Schwartz Cowan3. The Culture of the Telephone Michele Martin4. Femininity and the Electric Car Virginia Scharff5. Does Technology Work for Women Too? Lilia Oblepias-RamosPart 2: (Mis?)Conceptions: Morality and Gender Politics in Reproductive Technology6. Bioethics and Fatherhood Daniel Callahan7. Artificial Insemination: Who's Responsible? Ronald Munson8. Sex Preselection: Eugenics for Everyone? Helen B. Holmes9. The Ethics of Sex Preselection Mary Anne Warren10. Surrogate Motherhood: The Challenge for Feminists Lori B. AndrewsPart 3: (Re)Locating Fetuses: Technology and New Body Politics11. Male Pregnancy Dick Teresi and Kathleen McAuliffe12. Is Pregnancy Necessary? Feminist Concerns About Ectogenesis Julien S. Murphy13. New Reproductive Technology: Some Implications for the Abortion Issue Christine Overall14. Opinion in the Matter of Davis v. Davis Supreme Court of the State of TennesseePart 4: Body Building: The (Re)Construction of Sex and Sexuality15. The Medical Construction of Gender: Case Management of Intersexed Infants Suzanne J. Kessler16. Women and the Knife: Cosmetic Surgery and the Colonization of Women's Bodies Kathryn Pauly Morgan17. Facing the Dilemma Kathy David18. Sappho by Surgery Janice G. Raymond19. The Empire Strikes Back: A Posttranssexual Manifesto Sandy Stone20. Reproductive Controls and Sexual Destiny Timothy F. MurphyPart 5: (Virtual?) Gender: From Computer Culture to Cyberspace21. Computational Reticence: Why Women Fear the Intimate Machine Sherry Turshow more

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