iAnorexic: Haraway’s Cyborg Metaphor as Ethical Methodology
The burgeoning connections between the human body and technology have opened space for disenfranchised “others” to take up alternative lived experience, such as the exclusively online pro-anorexia movement. Haraway’s (1991) cyborg metaphor, characterised by organic/machine hybridisation, speaks to the blurring of the boundaries between taken-for-granted binaries that “other” women and their experiences of their bodies. Through a study of pro-anorexia online, we illustrate how cyborg theory enables a nonpathologising understanding of women’s embodiment. In this article, we discuss cyborg metaphor as an ethical methodology for new engagements with pro-anorexia and women’s embodiment, privileging transdisciplinary movement, simultaneity, and contradiction.
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