Simians, Cyborgs and Women is a robust choice of ten essays written among 1978 and 1989. even if at the floor, simians, cyborgs and ladies could appear a wierd threesome, Haraway describes their profound hyperlink as "creatures" that have had an outstanding destabilizing position in Western evolutionary know-how and biology. all through this e-book, Haraway analyzes debts, narratives, and tales of the construction of nature, dwelling organisms, and cyborgs. immediately a social fact and a technology fiction, the cyborg--a hybrid of organism and machine--represents transgressed obstacles and severe fusions of the nature/culture break up. by means of offering an get away from inflexible dualisms, the cyborg exists in a post-gender international, and as such holds large probabilities for contemporary feminists. Haraway's contemporary publication, Primate Visions , has been referred to as "outstanding," "original," and "brilliant," by means of prime students within the box. Simians, Cyborgs, and Women tradition--establishing
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If in man dominance as personality trait is highly correlated positively with leadership, as it evidently is in chimpanzee; if it is a condition of or markedly favorable to individual initiative, inquiringness, inventiveness, and creativeness; and if, further, it should prove to be reliably measurable during childhood, it may very well come to possess conspicuous value as indicator of vocational aptitudes and social usefulness and therefore also as the basis for differential educational treatroem and occupational choice.
For drives as central as sex and dominance and for expressions as consequential as masculinity and femininity, nurture of personality was a matter for responsible scientific service. The possibility of prescription of social role on rational grounds was at stake. If drives and personality could be measured early, proper treatroem could be initiated. Yerkes was cautious, but hopeful. If in man dominance as personality trait is highly correlated positively with leadership, as it evidently is in chimpanzee; if it is a condition of or markedly favorable to individual initiative, inquiringness, inventiveness, and creativeness; and if, further, it should prove to be reliably measurable during childhood, it may very well come to possess conspicuous value as indicator of vocational aptitudes and social usefulness and therefore also as the basis for differential educational treatroem and occupational choice.
In his capacity as temporary chairman at the 1920 annual meeting of the Personnel Research Federation, Yerkes developed themes which permeated his work for human engineering. He began with a call to 'look confidently to disinterested research to guide our race to a wise solution' of the problem of whether 'the industrial system and its products [shall] be treated as ends or means to human welfare' (Yerkes, 1922, p. 56). He saw personnel research, the study of the human factor of production, as the key discipline of the new era.