Increasing military interest in the body cancels the transgressive potential of the cyborg. Where humans become the weakest link in contemporary warfare, the cyborg represents a desire for total masculinist control and domination. Machines, not human bodies, are now the subjects of the text.
is a Lecturer at the University of Manchester. She is the author of Militarism, Gender and (In)Security: Biopolitical Technologies and the War on Terror, (Routledge 2010), and “Femina Sacra: The ‘War on/of Terror’, Women and the Feminine”, in Security Dialogue 40:1 (Winter 2009), 29-49. Her research interests include the relationship between militarism, gender and technology, and ethico-political questions concerning the use of violence in international politics.