inventing categories


"The idea that a singular, human being can have a 'relationship' with a created category of Otherness [italics added], can be analyzed as an artifact of the western love affair with the creation of binaries and universalist claimings – as well a code for signaling re-invention." (Whitehouse, 2000, p. 48)


As Haraway (2000) wonders, what might happen if the categories 'human' and 'nature' were undone?