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The carrier bag theory of fiction

Author: Ursula K Le Guin; Donna Jeanne Haraway; Bul Lee
Publisher: [London, England] : Ignota, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Essay : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction, visionary author Ursula K. Le Guin retells the story of human origin by redefining technology as a cultural carrier bag rather than a weapon of domination. Hacking the linear, progressive mode of the Techno-Heroic, the Carrier Bag Theory of human evolution proposes: 'before the tool that forces energy outward, we made the tool that brings energy home.' Prior to the preeminence  Read more...
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Genre/Form: essays
Essays
Essais
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ursula K Le Guin; Donna Jeanne Haraway; Bul Lee
ISBN: 9781999675998 1999675991
OCLC Number: 1129700795
Notes: First published in Women of Vision, 1988.
Description: 42 pages : illustrations ; 16 cm.
Responsibility: Ursula K. Le Guin ; introduced by Donna Haraway ; [images by Lee Bul].

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"In The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction, visionary author Ursula K. Le Guin retells the story of human origin by redefining technology as a cultural carrier bag rather than a weapon of domination. Hacking the linear, progressive mode of the Techno-Heroic, the Carrier Bag Theory of human evolution proposes: 'before the tool that forces energy outward, we made the tool that brings energy home.' Prior to the preeminence of sticks, swords and the Hero's long, hard, killing tools, our ancestors' greatest invention was the container: the basket of wild oats, the medicine bundle, the net made of your own hair, the home, the shrine, the place that contains whatever is sacred. The recipient, the holder, the story. The bag of stars. This influential essay opens a portal to terra ignota: unknown lands where the possibilities of human experience and knowledge can be discovered anew. With a new introduction by Donna Haraway, the eminent cyberfeminist, author of the revolutionary A Cyborg Manifesto and most recently, Staying with the Trouble and Manifestly Haraway. With images by Lee Bul, a leading South Korean feminist artist who had a retrospective at London's Hayward Gallery in 2018."--Publisher description.

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