Primate Visions

Gender, Race, and Nature in the World of Modern Science

By Donna J. Haraway

© 1990 – Routledge

496 pages

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Paperback: 9780415902946
pub: 1990-08-22
Hardback: 9781138168381
pub: 2015-10-29

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About the Book

Haraway's discussions of how scientists have perceived the sexual nature of female primates opens a new chapter in feminist theory, raising unsettling questions about models of the family and of heterosexuality in primate research.


". . . Haraway's take on the many strands of contemporary feminism is refreshingly acute. . . . Primate Visions is a genuine tour de force, uniquely combining intellectual history and the sociology of knowledge. It contains enough sheer insight and represents enough hard historical digging to fuel several scholarly careers. We leave the text genuinely enlightened on the changing boundaries between nature and culture, and on our own historical trafficking in these myriad forms of otherness." -- The Nation

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ART / Popular Culture
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies