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Primate Visions: Gender, Race, and Nature in the World of Modern Science By Donna J. Haraway,

  • Title: Primate Visions: Gender, Race, and Nature in the World of Modern Science
  • Author: Donna J. Haraway
  • ISBN: 9780415902946
  • Page: 344
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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.
    Primate Visions Gender Race and Nature in the World of Modern Science 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 heter

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    1. my word an imaginably sprawling and obsessive account of what counts in the material semiotic field of primatology, a sociobiological myth and meaning lab where power is dreamed into itself and being donna haraway is trying to unmake power right from its nature culture divisive fundaments got many thumbs up when i would walk this hefty 90s science studies tome around there s just so much feisty happening in this her opus incredibly dense and webby and powerfully rendering givens inscrutable with [...]

    2. This book summarizes the history of non human primate research through a lens of what do the approaches taken and conclusions drawn by these researchers tell us about their assumptions, worldview, prejudices, etc in particular as they relate to gender and race It s especially fascinating because primate research is so heavily associated with trying to figure out what aspects of human behavior are related to pure nature, versus cultural effects So you have all these scientists who are trying to f [...]

    3. I m in love with Donna Haraway Primate Visions is maddeningly dense and difficult to read, but Haraway s jungle of words isn t mere academic pretense It serves a purpose the best kind of purpose a subversive, feminist one Worth slogging through.

    4. Donna Harraway s book is very much a product of 1980 s critical theory She uses primatology to shine a light on scientists own agendas and obsessions I found it hard going and find t read all of it Having said this, her chapter on Robert Yerkes and the Yale Primate Research Station was well researched, if rather bold in its reading of Yerkes s inner motivations.I found it a usefull springboard into giving some cultural background to a study I was doing on William Kellogs 1930 s experiment of rai [...]

    5. Collected some notes on Haraway mostly from her contributions in journal articles The way we see things is not a passive act, yet the tendency to self profess knowledge from a distance and assume relativism that comes from a static, masculine and dominant order, restrains the myriads of vision and sensory devices Haraway, 1988 Notes from Strat Comm Vision is not passive, Haraway confirms, but active, and in active vision, there is a need to understand how the relationships are formed The tendenc [...]

    6. Haraway is absolutely brilliant and this book is packed full of amazing concepts.But she s almost unreadable Gah The writing is so damn painful that I m not sure I ll ever be able to pick this book up again.

    7. I only read parts of this book, so my rating is reflective of only those parts I enjoyed some chapters and found others, if not uninteresting, boringly written Maybe I ll give this one a shot again some day.

    8. The land divided, the world united Man is the sex which risks life and in so doing, achieves his existence Every specimen is a permanent fact When we are afraid, we shoot But when we are nostalgic, we take pictures The eye is infinitely potent than the gun.

    9. Good, interesting to read about the politics of primatology Definitely a different viewpoint than you usually get.

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