Cybersexualities: A Reader on Feminist Theory, Cyborgs and Cyberspace

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Cybersexualities: A Reader on Feminist Theory, Cyborgs and Cyberspace. Jenny Wolmark, ed. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 1999. Distributed by Columbia UP. Reviewed Veronica Hollinger, "Doing It for Ourselves: Two Feminist Cyber-Readers," a major source here.[1]

Contains essays divided into three parts discussing "Technology, Embodiment, and Cyberspace, Cybersubjects: Cyborgsand Cyberpunks, and Cyborg Futures." Emphasizes femininity in cyberlit—particularly in cyberspace and VR. Rev. Cynthia Davidson, SFRA Review 249 (November/December 2000): 19. (Maly, 01/07/02)

According to Hollinger, Cybersexualities "reprints seventeen articles originally published between 1988 and 1995," as indicated below (Hollinger p. 427).

Contents (after Hollinger):

I. "Technology, Embodiment[,] and Cyberspace": five essays and one excerpt (pp. 428-29):

1. Mary Ann Doane’s "Technophilia: Technology, Representation, and the Feminine" (1990)
2. Claudia Springer’s "The Pleasure of the Interface" (1991)
3. Zoë Sofia’s "Virtual Corporeality: A Feminist View" (1992)
4. Alluquère Rosanne Stone’s "Will the Real Body Please Stand Up? Boundary Stories about Virtual Cultures" (1991)
5. Sadie Plant’s "The Future Looms: Weaving Women and Cybernetics" (1995)
6 Excerpt from Elizabeth Grosz’s Space, Time and Perversion (1991)

II. "Cybersubjects: Cyborgs and Cyberpunks" ("of particular interest to students of science fiction, addressing as they do representations of embodiment and gender difference in sf literature and film" (pp. 429-30).

7. Anne Balsamo’s "Reading Cyborgs Writing Feminism" (1988) 
8. Katherine Hayles’s "The Life Cycle of Cyborgs: Writing the Posthuman" (1993)
9. Veronica Hollinger's "Cybernetic Deconstructions: Cyberpunk and Postmodernism" (1990)
10. Nicola Nixon's ""Cyberpunk: Preparing the Ground for Revolution or Keeping the Boys Satisfied?" (1992)
11. Thomas Foster’s "Meat Puppets or Robopaths? Cyberpunk and the Question of Embodiment" (1993)
12. Jenny Wolmark’s "The Postmodern Romances of Feminist Science Fiction" (1995)

III. "Cyborg Futures"

13. Chela Sandoval’s "New Sciences: Cyborg Feminism and the Methodology of the Oppressed" (1995)
14. Jennifer González’s "Envisioning Cyborg Bodies: Notes from Current Research" (1995)
15. Kathleen Woodward’s "From Virtual Cyborgs to Biological Time Bombs: Technocriticism and the Material Body" (1994)
16. Donald Morton’s "Birth of the Cyberqueer" (1995)
17. Donna Haraway’s "The Promises of Monsters: A Regenerative Politics for Inappropriate/d Others" (1992)

RDE, completing, 9June19