La fantasía ciberfeminista sobre el placer del <i>cyborg</i>

Lectora: Revista de Dones i Textualitat. 2004;0(10):85-101

 

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Journal Title: Lectora: Revista de Dones i Textualitat

ISSN: 1136-5781 (Print); 2013-9470 (Online)

Publisher: Universitat de Barcelona; Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Society/Institution: GRC Creació i Pensament de les Dones & GRC Cos i Textualitat

LCC Subject Category: Social Sciences: The family. Marriage. Woman: Women. Feminism

Country of publisher: Spain

Language of fulltext: Portuguese, Basque, French, Galician, Catalan; Valencian, English, Spanish; Castilian, Italian

Full-text formats available: PDF

 

AUTHORS

Yvonne Volkart
Isabel Clúa (trad.)

EDITORIAL INFORMATION

Double blind peer review

Editorial Board

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Time From Submission to Publication: 12 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Cyberfeminism has provided us with a new point of view about technology and new political images related to it. These images work as "foundational myths" for all the people engaged in cyberfeminism. This paper, depicting the "grounding of foundational myths" as something crucial, describes a few female characters performing in different contemporary new media projects and embeds them in their theoretical and literary contexts. The focus lies on the content and meaning of the figurations rather than on technological and medial aspects of the art work. Given the fact that the term cyberfeminism is a highly speculative and mythic term with a vague and blurry meaning and an infectious circulation, the examination of aspects of pleasure of the cyborg is conducted within contexts which are not always directly acknowledged by the various protagonists (authors, theorists, artists, programmers, netizens) as strictly cyberfeminist.