Anthro & Sci Fi

Matthew Weinstein (mgew@VMS2.MACC.WISC.EDU)
Tue, 22 Nov 1994 14:36:35 -0600

Octavia Butler's Xenogenesis series stars an anthropologist. Donna Haraway
refers to this series frequently in her essays. She ends her essay
"Biopolitics of Postmodern bodies with a quote:

Finally, [this is Haraway speak/writ-ing] this is the contested world
where, with or without our consent, we are located. "[Lilith] laughed
bitterly. 'I suppose I could think of this as fieldwork--but how the hell
do I get out of the field?" (_Dawn_ p. 91)

--Matthew Weinstein