Cristina Masters

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.


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.

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