Cross-readings along the axes of tech:
Gynepunk Manifesto [EN] (2014)
There's no need of hi -tech machines for some tests!
Gynepunk Manifesto [EN] (2014)
I want glandular heretics, akelarres gynepunks, DIY abortive pots, midwife gangs, glitter abortions, spill placenta in every corner, hack analytic technics, ephemeral biolabs, DIT labs, hi -tech nursery secret meetings, black coats, chess coats.
Some of the rearrangements of race, sex, and class rooted in high -tech- facilitated social relations can make socialist-feminism more relevant to effective progressive politics.
Women are excluded generally from benefiting from the increased high -tech commodification of food and energy crops, their days are made more arduous because their responsibilides to provide food do not diminish, and their reproductive situations are made more complex.
Green Revolution technologies interact with other high -tech industrial production to alter gender divisions of labour and differential gender migration patterns.
This facilitates the mushrooming of a permanent high -tech military establishment at the cultural and economic expense of most people, but especially of women.
High -tech, gendered imaginations are produced here, imaginations that can contemplate destruction of the planet and a sci-fi escape from its consequences.
These sociobiological stories depend on a high -tech view of the body as a biotic component or cybernetic communications system.
A major social and political danger is the formation of a strongly bimodal social structure, with the masses of women and men of all ethnic groups, but especially people of colour, confined to a homework economy, illiteracy of several varieties, and general redundancy and impotence, controlled by high -tech repressive apparatuses ranging from entertainment to surveillance and disappearance.
Many sciendfic and technical workers in Silicon Valley, the high -tech cowboys included, do not want to work on military science.
Market: Women's continuing consumption work, newly targeted to buy the profusion of new production from the new technologies (especially as the competitive race among industrialized and industrializing nations to avoid dangerous mass unemployment necessitates finding ever bigger new markets for ever less clearly needed commodities); bimodal buying power, coupled with advertising targeting of the numerous affluent groups and neglect of the previous mass markets; growing importance of informal markets in labour and commodities parallel to high -tech, affluent market structures; surveillance systems through electronic funds transfer; intensified market abstraction (commodification) of experience, resulting in ineffective utopian or equivalent cynical theories of community; extreme mobility (abstraction) of marketing/financing systems; interpenetration of sexual and labour markets; intensified sexualization of abstracted and alienated consumption.
State: Continued erosion of the welfare state; decentralizations with increased surveillance and control; citizenship by telematics; imperialism and political power broadly in the form of information rich/information poor differentiation; increased high -tech militarization increasingly opposed by many social groups; reduction of civil service jobs as a result of the growing capital intensification of office work, with implications for occupational mobility for women of colour; growing privadzation of material and ideological life and culture; close integration of privatization and militarization, the high -tech forms of bourgeois capitalist personal and public life; invisibility of different social groups to each other, linked to psychological mechanisms of belief in abstract enemies.
School: Deepening coupling of high -tech capital needs and public educa-tion at all levels, differentiated by race, class, and gender; managerial classes involved in educational reform and refunding at the cost of remaining progressive educational democratic structures for children and teachers; education for mass ignorance and repression in technocratic and militarized culture; growing and-science mystery cults in dissendng and radical political movements; continued relative scientific illiteracy among white women and people of colour; growing industrial direction of education (especially higher education) by science-based multinationals (particularly in electronics- and biotechnology-dependent companies); highly educated, numerous elites in a progressively bimodal society.
Ambivalence towards the disrupted unides mediated by high -tech culture requires not sorting consciousness into categories of clear-sighted critique grounding a solid political epistemology' *Service Employees International Union's office workers' organization in the US.
These are our story-tellers exploring what it means to be embodied in high -tech worlds.
High -tech culture challenges these dualisms in intriguing ways.
Also specific to Gynepunk Manifesto [EN] (2014):
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