When we have never been human, what is to be done? Interview with Donna Haraway

Nicholas Gane, Donna Haraway

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This inter-view reconsiders Donna Haraway's Cyborg Manifesto 21 years after it was first published. It asks what has become of the three boundary breakdowns around which the Manifesto was structured - those between animals and humans, animal-humans (organisms) and machines, and the 'physical and non-physical'. Against this backdrop, this inter-view examines the connection between the Cyborg Manifesto and Haraway's more recent writings on companion species, along with what it means to read or write a 'manifesto' today. Recent notions of the 'posthuman' are also Placed into question.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-+
Number of pages26
JournalTheory, Culture and Society
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006


  • companion species
  • cybernetics
  • cyborg
  • gender
  • posthuman
  • technobiopower

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