Essay review: Primate visions, a model for historians of science?

@article{FaustoSterling1990EssayRP,
  title={Essay review: Primate visions, a model for historians of science?},
  author={Anne Fausto-Sterling},
  journal={Journal of the History of Biology},
  year={1990},
  volume={23},
  pages={329-333}
}
Primate Visions has changed my life. Brought up near New York City, I thrilled to my trips to the Museum of Natural History. The great halls filled with skeletons of giant animals both extant and extinct, the dioramas depicting the lives of distant peoples, and, perhaps most wonderful of all, the great mammals of Africa moved me deeply, confirming my desire to study nature for myself. Reading Donna Haraway's account of the building of the Great Hall of Africa (chap. 3, "Teddy Bear Patriarchy… 

Evolution, brains and the predicament of sex in human cognition1

The paper concludes that a natural history approach to spatial abilities remains valid and worthy of intensified investigation even if the current evidence of sex differences in certain brain functions is not compelling.

The Journal of Comparative Psychology (JCP): A Network Analysis of the Status of Comparative Psychology

Comparative psychology’s relationship to various other sub-disciplines and scientific “movements” has been discussed by many scholars throughout its history. The majority of these analyses took the

SF: Science Fiction, Speculative Fabulation, String Figures, So Far

In resistance to capitalist logics of speculation, this article argues for audacious pedagogies of speculative fabulation. The kinds of pedagogical endeavours that times of uncertainty call for are

Feminism, Primatology, and Ethical Naturalism

Primatology supports a feminist ethical naturalism rooted in evolutionary biology. Patriarchal exploitation can be condemned as contrary to women's natural needs and capacities, although prudence is

Living knowledges : empirical science and the non-human animal in contemporary literature

In contribution to recent challenges made by animal studies regarding humanist approaches in empirical science, this thesis offers a critical analysis of contemporary literary fiction and its