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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC2096: Cyborg Studies

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Sample reading:

Hables Gray, C. (1995) The Cyborg Handbook (New York: Routledge)

Haraway, D. (1991[1985]) ‘A Cyborg Manifesto’ in Haraway, D. Simians, Cyborgs and Women: The Reinvention of Nature (New York: Routledge) pp.149-181

Haraway, D. (2003) The Companion Species Manifesto: Dogs, People, and Significant Otherness (Chicago: Prickly Paradigm Press).

Hayles, N. K. (1999) How We Became Posthuman: Virtual Bodies in Cybernetics, Literature and Informatics (Chicago:the University of Chicago Press)

Pickering, A. (2010) Sketches of Another Future: Cybernetics in Britain, 1940-2000 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press).

Suchman, L. (2007a) Human–Machine Reconfigurations: Plans and Situated Actions, revised edn. (New York: Cambridge University Press).

Suchman, L. (2007b) ‘Feminist STS and the Sciences of the Artificial’, in E. Hackett, O. Amsterdamska, M. Lynch and J.Wajcman (eds) The Handbook of Science and Technology Studies, 3rd edn, pp. 139–63. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Wiener, N. (1961 [1948]) Cybernetics, or Control and Communication in the Animal and the Machine. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.