Table of contents for Figures of fantasy : Internet, women, and cyberdiscourse / Susanna Paasonen.

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The powers of textuality: thinking through cyberdiscourse
Cyberdiscourse and the popular Internet
Figures and figurations of women
Revisiting common sense 
Things to do with textualities
II 
Towards perfect female bodies and machines: Five decades of popular cybernetics
Cybernetic improvements and reconstructions
Reprogramming the subconscious with psycho-cybernetics
Cyborg: control, men and machines
Monsters, bionic creatures and boundaries of the human
The best wives are artefacts: The Stepford Wives, feminism and technology
Stepford wives as ideal women and fembots
Women, robots, servants and other things
The new media as cybernetic
Cyberspace fictions and fantasies
The shifting meanings of cyber
III 
Media to dwell in: cyberspace, home pages and self-representation
	
Living room wonderlands: mobility and media space
Looking for the other: media, tourism and travelogue
Cyberspace and other parallel realities
Making oneself a(t) home: building personal home pages
PERSONALITY AND INTERIOR DECORATION
Homes of affinity and private ownership
The powers of amateurism
Home page celebrities and cinematic home pages
On the conditions of play: identities, characters and home pages
So many of me: identity, freedom and performativity
Between identities and characters
Imagination and its conditions
Move, play, repeat
IV 
Creating a "feminine" cyberspace: Services for the gendered other
Figuring female Internet users
The nature of difference: gender and origin stories
Embodied differences: women's web sites by sanitary brands
Common knowledge of women as media users
Repetition of/without difference?
Guide me to love: gender and the discourse of Net romance
Romance, repetition and compulsion
Journeys towards the self and others
Cinematic online romance: You've Got M@il
Romancing and domesticating the Internet
Sexuality and scripted performances
Things women need, things women want
V 
Thinking through the cybernetic body: cybernetics and feminism
Figuring female uses and feminine forms of technology
Cybernetics, nature and technology
Feminisation and the feminine
Cyberfeminism and the problem with difference
Bitches, grrrls and other self-definitions
The many faces of Bitch: on linguistic appropriations
"Us and Them:" surfing the waves of feminism
Feminisms and "ways out"
VI 
Binary gender... and things beyond
Fantasies and norms of freedom
Figures of critique
References

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Internet and women.
Computers and women.
Technology and women.
Cyberspace -- Social aspects.
Cybernetics.
Feminist theory.