New in paperback. Hardcover was publsihed in 1989 (Out of Print).
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.
Introduction: The Persistence of Vision; Part 1 Monkeys and Monopoly Capitalism: Primatology Before World War II; Chapter 2 Primate Colonies and the Extraction of Value; Chapter 3 Teddy Bear Patriarchy Taxidermy in the Garden of Eden, New York City, 1908-1936; Chapter 4 A Pilot Plant for Human Engineering: Robert Yerkes and the Yale Laboratories of Primate Biology,1924-1942; Chapter 5 A Semiotics of the Naturalistic Field: From C.R. Carpenter to S.A. Altmann 1930-1955; Part 2 Decolonization and Multinational Primatology; Chapter 6 Re-Instituting Western Primatology after World War II; Chapter 7 Apes in Eden, Apes in Space: Mothering as a Scientist for National Geographic; Chapter 8 Remodeling the Human Way of Life: Sherwood Washburn and the New Physical Anthropology, 1950-1980; Chapter 9 Metaphors into Hardware: Harry Harlow and the Technology of Love; Chapter 10 The Bio-politics of a Multicultural Field; Part 3 Women's Place is in the Jungle; Chapter 11 Women's Place is in the Jungle; Chapter 12 Jeanne Altmann: Time-Energy Budgets of Dual Career Mothering; Chapter 13 Linda Marie Fedigan: Models for Intervention; Chapter 14 Adrienne Zihlman: The Paleoanthropology of Sex and Gender; Chapter 15 Sarah Blaffer Hrdy: Investment Strategies for the Evolving Portfolio of Primate Females; Chapter 16 Reprise: Science Fiction, Fictions of Science, and Primatology; Mira's Morning Song; Notes; Sources; Index;