Gerburg Treusch-Dieter

Gerburg Treusch-Dieter; photo: Jan Sprij]

Gerburg Treusch-Dieter

Gerburg Treusch-Dieter (DE) (1939-2006) is a theorist and researcher on gender issues.

Gerburg Treusch-Dieter was a professor of Sociology at the Free University of Berlin. She has done extensive research in the area of Gender Politics, and about gene and reproduction technology. She combined a critical analysis of current technological developments and their effect on individuals and society with a comparative view of modernity and antiquity. Central to her work are questions about power and emancipation, and about the changing definitions of the sexes and the relationships between the sexes.

She published (among others) Die heilige Hochzeit ((The Sacred Wedding, 1997 and 2001), Studien zur Totenbraut (Studies of the Death Bride, 1995), Von der Sexuellen Rebellion zur Gen- und Reproduktionstechnologie (From Sexual Revolution to Gene and Reproduction Technology, 1990) and Die Spindel der Notwendigkeit. Zur Geschichte eines Paradigmas weiblicher Produktivität (The Spindle of Necessity. Towards a History of a Paradigm of female Productivity, 1985). With V2_, she published in 1997s TechnoMorphica: Caught in the Net; from Limb-Machine to Cyborg.



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