Caesareans and Cyborgs

  title={Caesareans and Cyborgs},
  author={Hilary Lim},
  journal={Feminist Legal Studies},
  • Hilary Lim
  • Published 1 May 1999
  • Art
  • Feminist Legal Studies
This paper argues that cyborg perspectives offer real possibilities for the debate around enforced caesareans and the search for a language to encompass embodied maternal subjectivity. It is suggested, with reference to the fictional narrative of Star Trek, that cyborg figures have the power to disrupt the liberal subject and the body in legal discourse, not least because the plethora of cyborgs challenges simple conceptions of connections/disconnections between bodies. Feminist readings of… 
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