Donna Haraway (1944–)
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This chapter discusses life history of Donna Haraway, a feminist thinker, who was Born in Denver, Colorado in 1944. She describes herself as "an organism shaped by a post-World War II biology that is saturated with information sciences and technologies, a biologist schooled in those discourses, and a practitioner of the humanities and ethnographic social sciences". Borrowing a metaphor associated with the work of French poststructuralist Michel Foucault, one might describe Haraway's theories as "tool kits" technologies designed to do things: to remap and redescribe worlds, and to create the conditions for building new ones. It is easy to imagine a genealogical narrative of queer feminist thought originating in Haraway's writing and thinking practices. Haraway's intellectual strategy is "opportunistic". Among her intellectual resources are poststructuralism, science studies, Marxism, Darwinism, microbiology, anthropology, and feminist science fiction, to name the most salient. Haraway's model of critique differs from that found in traditional critical theories.