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2004 - American Sociological Association Pages: 31 pages || Words: 8308 words || 
1. Corbin, Michelle. "Technology in the Garden of Good and Evil: or Marcuse, Habermas and Haraway Walk into a Bar" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Hilton San Francisco & Renaissance Parc 55 Hotel, San Francisco, CA,, Aug 14, 2004 Online <.PDF>. 2019-06-19 <>
Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: The current understandings of the global culture industry and specifically the role of technology in the global culture industry have been extensively influenced by the early works of the Frankfurt school. However, this area has not been significantly engaged by feminist theorists or even by the technoscience area of feminist theory. A feminist engagement of the theorizing of technology as it relates to the global culture industry is over due. Marcuse’s paper “Some social implications of modern Technology” (Marcuse, 2002) and Habermas’s paper “Technology and Science as Ideology” (Habermas, 1970) are examined for their theoretical treatements of technology. The perspectives on technology in these ‘classical’ texts are then compared and contrasted with the perspective of leading feminist technoscience theorist Donna Haraway using her paper “A Cyborg manifesto: Science, technology, and socialist-feminism in the late twentieth century” (Haraway, 1991). Her paper is used to provide both critique and to suggest possible ways that a blended theoretical position might move us forward in our understandings of technology and our understandings of technology as it relates to the global culture industry.

2015 - 4S Annual Meeting – Denver Words: 235 words || 
2. Hoppe, Katharina. "Donna Haraway’s Ongoing Dialogue with Marxism" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 4S Annual Meeting – Denver, Sheraton Downtown, Denver, CO, Nov 11, 2015 <Not Available>. 2019-06-19 <>
Publication Type: Paper Abstract
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: With the Cyborg-Manifesto (1985) as well as the Companion Species Manifesto (2003) biologist and feminist science studies theorist Donna Haraway associated herself with the legacy of the Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Whereas Haraway is explicit about her own critique of and affiliation with feminist Marxisms, other parts of this legacy have not been systematically discussed. Against this background, my paper traces Haraway’s appropriation of Marxist theorists of science associated with the Radical Science Movement, especially thinkers calling for an understanding of science and technology as a labor process (i.e. Yoxen, Young, Levidow). First, I introduce main theses of the labor process approach. I focus on its conception of nature and technology as human made and thus changeable. Secondly, I discuss Haraway’s critical reading of this thought. I intend to show how her emphasis on hybridity and her attempt to overcome the nature/culture divide can be seen as a critical examination of the humanist perspective underlying the labor process approach. Finally, I argue that Haraway’s appropriation of early Marxist science studies contributed to a rethinking of materiality as well as the role of ‘the human’ in science studies. Her constant dialogue with Marxism promoted Haraway’s emphasis on one’s inevitable entanglement with the dynamics of capitalist society. This invites to rigidly reflect upon scientists’ bodily, political, and epistemological involvement in knowledge production and to perpetually raise the question of “cui bono?”, who profits.

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