Sex/Machine: Readings in Culture, Gender, and Technology
How do cultural notions of gender affect what kinds of technologies are produced and for what purposes? How does technology affect gender roles? What ... Show synopsis How do cultural notions of gender affect what kinds of technologies are produced and for what purposes? How does technology affect gender roles? What is the significance of sex and gender in the use of technologies? What is the meaning of "gender" in a technologically influenced world? Technology -- from personal computers and cyberspace to artificial wombs and sex reassignment surgery -- has opened up the possibility that sex roles as well as the gendered views we have of human identity are subject to radical change. The work of leading scholars in science and technology studies, medical ethics, and gender studies, including Donna J. Haraway, Christine Overall, Sherry Turkle, and Autumn Stanley, the 27 essays in this thought-provoking collection put forth an illuminating and often unsettling picture of the ethical, moral, and legal issues that shape individual experience and culture in the late 20th century.