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Contrivers’ Review call for essays on technology

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Donna Haraway’s “A Manifesto for Cyborgs,” an essay that blurred the boundaries between the organic human being and the human being as a machine, a set of social practices, and cultural modes of communication and representation. Since then the postmodern turn represented in texts like Haraway’s “Manifesto” has been itself superceded. However, we undoubtedly live in a world inundated with technology so that Haraway’s claim that “We are all chimera” remains accurate even if the ground of technology, politics, and gender have dramatically shifted since 1985.

Contrivers’ Review invites submissions on any subject relating to gendered and LGBT cultures and their intersection with technology broadly defined. Some issues that might be covered include:

  • Social media, violence, and harassment
  • Gender, Feminism, and gaming culture
  • Discrimination in the Tech Industry/Silicon Valley/Gamer Culture
  • Feminist and Queer history/historiography of new media
  • Creating/Creative Communities
  • Technologies of bodies
  • Gender, professionalism, and online identities
  • Feminist Digital Humanities

Contrivers’ Review is an intellectual journal not a scholarly, refereed publication. Submissions and pitch letters should be addressed to a broad audience, not fellow specialists in the academy. Essays should be between 1,500 and 3,000 words. Please send a query letter at editors@contrivers.org. For more information, please visit their website.

Updated:  7 November, 2012/Responsible Officer:  Convenor, Gender Institute/Page Contact:  Web manager, Gender Institute