A Cyborg Performance: Gender and Genre in Octavia Butler

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Donna Haraway"s seminal article drafting the cyborg as a key metaphor for the anti-original, inherently plural, and endlessly dynamic paradigm explaining the western culture of the late twentieth century still proves a potent image that resonates in more recent decades. Haraway"s striking metaphor becomes literally manifest and productively fictionalized in the science fictional writing of Octavia Butler. Using Haraway"s model as the theoretical basis for analysis, this article will offer a critical reading of Butler"s work, exploring the intersection of racial, gendered, and generic considerations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-60
JournalJournal of Gender and Cultural Critiques
StatePublished - 2005


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