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영미문학페미니즘검색

Feminist Stidies in English Literature


  • - 주제 : 어문학분야 > 영문학
  • - 성격 : 학술지
  • - 간기: 연3회
  • - 국내 등재 : KCI 등재
  • - 해외 등재 : -
  • - ISSN : 1226-9689
  • - 간행물명 변경 사항 :
논문제목
수록 범위 : 17권 1호 (2009)

과학기술 시대의 페미니즘과 사이보그론

장정희 ( Jung Hee Chang )
6,700
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The recent innovations in technoscience have changed the patterns of women`s everyday lives and their politics of identity. Among the various debates on women`s relationship to technoscience, Donna J. Haraway`s theory of the cyborg has been one of the most influential, as it provides new modes of conceiving subjectivity as well as new notions of women`s shared experiences. This paper examines the recent debates regarding women`s relationship to technoscience focusing on theories of the cyborg. Haraway challenges the myth of Christian origin and argues that the cyborg can re-figure identities beyond conventional models of the subject. Through transgressed boundaries, potent fusions and dangerous possibilities, the figure of the cyborg can offer us a new way of envisaging the relation of technology to women. Haraway also extends the notion of cyborg to companion species. She explores the idea of companion species and suggests that respect, curiosity, and knowledge spring from the animal-human relationship. The key themes of Haraway`s theories have been employed and developed to reconfigure women`s identities in an increasingly dominant scientific and technological order. Such discussions show that the alliance between feminism and technology can help women find new ways of constructing identities through new information and biological technologies. The ways in which women can counter the forces of technoscience that colonise women`s bodies, especially in underdeveloped countries, must be explored.

기술과학 시대의 신재생산기술 담론과 페미니스트 정치성

정문영 ( Moon Young Chung )
6,600
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This essay attempts to search for a prospective feminist discourse of new reproductive technologies in the 21st century of technoscience, by examining diverse feminist interventions engaged in discourses of reproductive politics and new reproductive technologies influencing and contesting each other. In the technoscientific age, reproduction issues are taken up not just as sexual politics but as the conquest of the last frontier of masculinist technology and post-industrial capitalistic politics. New reproductive technologies which are inextricably linked with genetic engineering and engenics are developed and contested within broader technoscientific cultural and social networks. Women therefore need to address new reproductive technologies with a new feminist sensibility and technoscientific politics which can address the dramatic crises and challenges of the new era. Radical feminists or eco-feminists often overlook the subversive possibilities of feminist technopolitics for destablizing patriarchal structures, dismissing technoscience as inherently patriarchal and malignant. But new reproductive technologies also introduce new possibilities for disruption and resistance. Haraway`s cyborg feminism has stimulated optimistic insights into feminist technopolitics by appropriating cyborg politics. This essay examines and incorporates the most complex and urgent discourses of the technoscientific age, searching for a new praxis of the female body in regard to new reproductive technologies and feminist technopolitics.

에로스, 에로티시즘, 페미니즘

최성희 ( Sung Hee Choi )
6,700
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Eroticism has been a major site of conflict within feminism in the last three decades. This essay attempts to analyze feminist debates over the power of the erotic, hoping to find ways for feminism to "harness" the erotic as subverting, expanding, and connecting life force in the new age of gender equality. Feminist arguments over eroticism have pivoted around women`s rights to their own sexual pleasures (1960s), feminist criticism of heterosexual eroticism and its oppression of women`s "true" eros (1970s), "sex wars" between anti-pornography and anti-censorship agendas (1980s), and more recently, queer theory`s vindication of pornography as an `expressive strategy` and post-Lacanian demand for more empirically-oriented paradigms for female desire. Touching upon some of the key sexual, political, and ethical issues, feminist discourse on eroticism opened up opportunities to reflect upon and re-consider the meaning and limitations of the women`s liberation movement. The polarized disputes between libertarian and romantic paradigms have continued to be torn between struggles of bodies to be protected and recognized, between `freedom from` the abusive patriarchal eroticism and `freedom to` liberal women`s eroticism. At the end of the essay, I suggest that feminism needs to invent a more inclusive and productive convergence with eroticism by grappling with the possibility of a new sexual ethics which not only acknowledges historical conditions and cultural contexts that structure women`s eroticism but at the same time open up the possibility of intervention and change made by individual subjects.
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