Primate Ethnographies

  • Filename: primate-ethnographies.
  • ISBN: 9781317345176
  • Release Date: 2016-01-08
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Karen B. Strier
  • Publisher: Routledge



Applies an ethnographic perspective to the study of primates Primate Ethnographies, 1/e is a collection of first-person accounts of immersive field studies of primates, people, and institutions, revealing the wide spectrum of primate science (primatology). Essays cover such primates as lemurs, New World monkeys, Old World monkeys, and apes. Readers experience the excitement of discovery and the challenges of primate field research. Primate Ethnographies can be used as a textbook or a companion reader.

From Primitives to Primates

  • Filename: from-primitives-to-primates.
  • ISBN: 9789088900952
  • Release Date: 2013-01-31
  • Number of pages: 373
  • Author: David Van Reybrouck
  • Publisher: Sidestone Press



Where do our images about early hominids come from? In this fascinating in-depth study, David Van Reybrouck demonstrates how input from ethnography and primatology has deeply influenced our visions about the past from the 19th century to this day – often far beyond the available evidence. Victorian scholars were keen to look at contemporary Australian and Tasmanian aboriginals to understand the enigmatic Neanderthal fossils. Likewise, today's primatologists debate to what extent bonobos, baboons or chimps may be regarded as stand-ins for early human ancestors. The belief that the contemporary world provides 'living links' still goes strong. Such primate models, Van Reybrouck argues, continue the highly problematic 'comparative method' of the Victorian times. He goes on to show how the field of ethnoarchaeology has succeeded in circumventing the major pitfalls of such analogical reasoning.A truly interdisciplinary study, this work shows how scholars working in different fields can effectively improve their methods for interpreting the deep past by understanding the historical challenges of adjacent disciplines.Overviewing two centuries of intellectual debate in fields as diverse as archaeology, ethnography and primatology, Van Reybrouck's book is one long plea for trying to understand the past on its own terms, rather than as facile projections from the present.David Van Reybrouck (Bruges, 1971) was trained as an archaeologist at the universities of Leuven, Cambridge and Leiden. Before becoming a highly successful literary author (The Plague, Mission, Congo…), he worked as a historian of ideas. For more than twelve years, he was co-editor of Archaeological Dialogues. In 2011-12, he held the prestigious Cleveringa Chair at the University of Leiden.

Primate Behavioral Ecology

  • Filename: primate-behavioral-ecology.
  • ISBN: 9781317327103
  • Release Date: 2016-08-25
  • Number of pages: 602
  • Author: Karen B. Strier
  • Publisher: Routledge



This comprehensive introductory text integrates evolutionary, ecological, and demographic perspectives with new results from field studies and contemporary noninvasive molecular and hormonal techniques to understand how different primates behave and the significance of these insights for primate conservation. Each chapter is organized around the major research themes in the field, with Strier emphasizing the interplay between theory, observations, and conservation issues. Examples are drawn from the "classic" primate field studies as well as more recent studies on previously neglected species, illustrating the vast behavioral variation that exists across the primate order. Primate Behavioral Ecology 5th Edition also examines how anthropogenic activities are negatively impacting primate populations, including a thorough analysis of behavioural plasticity and its implications. This fully updated new edition incorporates exciting new discoveries and the most up-to-date approaches in the field to provide an invaluable overview of the field of primate behavioral ecology and its applications to primate conservation. It is considered to be a “must read” for all students interested in primates.

Primate Adaptation and Evolution

  • Filename: primate-adaptation-and-evolution.
  • ISBN: 9780123786333
  • Release Date: 2013-03-08
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Author: John G. Fleagle
  • Publisher: Academic Press



For many years John Fleagle's text on the adaptation and evolution of primates and early hominoid fossils was the the text of choice for teachers and research workers alike. Now, as the only such work in print, this new edition brings this coverage up to date with the latest fossil finds and most current research. The book retains its grounding in the extant primate groups as the best way to understand the fossil trail and the evolution of these modern forms. But this coverage is now streamlined, making reference to the many new and excellent books on living primate ecology and adaptation - a field that has burgeoned since the first edition of Primate Adaptation and Evolution. By drawing out the key features of the extant families and referring to more detailed texts, Fleagle sets the scene and also creates space for a thorough updating of the exciting developments in primate palaeontology - and the reconstruction through early hominid species - of our own human origins. Illustrated with many of the classic pictures from earlier editions - and whole new suite of illustrations, revised evolutionary trees and tables - this book remains the indispensible text on this fascinating subject. Long-awaited revision of the standard student text on primate evolution Full coverage of newly discovered fossils and the latest taxonomy Over 200 new illustrations and revised evolutionary trees

Primate Diversity

  • Filename: primate-diversity.
  • ISBN: 0393974286
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 415
  • Author: Dean Falk
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton



Primate Diversity successfully synthesizes a thorough look at current primatology research while providing a careful examination of a variety of species.

Primates of Park Avenue

  • Filename: primates-of-park-avenue.
  • ISBN: 9781476762623
  • Release Date: 2015-06-02
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Wednesday Martin
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster



Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller! The book that has outraged the social elite! “Eye-popping.” —People “Amusing, perceptive and…deliciously evil.” —The New York Times Book Review “Juicy, sexy, bawdy stuff.” —New York Daily News “Think Gossip Girl, but with a sociological study of the parents.” —InStyle.com Like an urban Dian Fossey, Wednesday Martin decodes the primate social behaviors of Upper East Side mothers in a brilliantly original and witty memoir about her adventures assimilating into that most secretive and elite tribe. After marrying a man from the Upper East Side and moving to the neighborhood, Wednesday Martin struggled to fit in. Drawing on her background in anthropology and primatology, she tried looking at her new world through that lens, and suddenly things fell into place. She understood the other mothers’ snobbiness at school drop-off when she compared them to olive baboons. Her obsessional quest for a Hermes Birkin handbag made sense when she realized other females wielded them to establish dominance in their troop. And so she analyzed tribal migration patterns; display rituals; physical adornment, mutilation, and mating practices; extra-pair copulation; and more. Her conclusions are smart, thought-provoking, and hilariously unexpected. Every city has its Upper East Side, and in Wednesday’s memoir, readers everywhere will recognize the strange cultural codes of powerful social hierarchies and the compelling desire to climb them. They will also see that Upper East Side mothers want the same things for their children that all mothers want—safety, happiness, and success—and not even sky-high penthouses and chauffeured SUVs can protect this ecologically released tribe from the universal experiences of anxiety and loss. When Wednesday’s life turns upside down, she learns how deep the bonds of female friendship really are. Intelligent, funny, and heartfelt, Primates of Park Avenue lifts a veil on a secret, elite world within a world—the exotic, fascinating, and strangely familiar culture of privileged Manhattan motherhood.

Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes Second Edition

  • Filename: writing-ethnographic-fieldnotes-second-edition.
  • ISBN: 9780226206868
  • Release Date: 2011-12-25
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Robert M. Emerson
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press



In Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes, Robert M. Emerson, Rachel I. Fretz, and Linda L. Shaw present a series of guidelines, suggestions, and practical advice for creating useful fieldnotes in a variety of settings, demystifying a process that is often assumed to be intuitive and impossible to teach. Using actual unfinished notes as examples, the authors illustrate options for composing, reviewing, and working fieldnotes into finished texts. They discuss different organizational and descriptive strategies and show how transforming direct observations into vivid descriptions results not simply from good memory but from learning to envision scenes as written. A good ethnographer, they demonstrate, must learn to remember dialogue and movement like an actor, to see colors and shapes like a painter, and to sense moods and rhythms like a poet. This new edition reflects the extensive feedback the authors have received from students and instructors since the first edition was published in 1995. As a result, they have updated the race, class, and gender section, created new sections on coding programs and revising first drafts, and provided new examples of working notes. An essential tool for budding social scientists, the second edition of Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes will be invaluable for a new generation of researchers entering the field.

Tree of Origin

  • Filename: tree-of-origin.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015053164730
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 311
  • Author: Frans B. M. Waal
  • Publisher:



How did we become the linguistic, cultured, and successful apes we are? Our closest relatives offer tantalizing clues. In this volume top primate experts read these clues and compose an extensive picture of what the behaviour of monkeys and apes can tellus about our own evolution as a species.

Annual Review of Anthropology

  • Filename: annual-review-of-anthropology.
  • ISBN: UOM:39015017497424
  • Release Date: 1986
  • Number of pages:
  • Author:
  • Publisher: Annual Reviews



Annual compilation of critical articles from all areas of the discipline of anthropology.

Regarding Animals

  • Filename: regarding-animals.
  • ISBN: 1439903883
  • Release Date: 2010-06-04
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Arnold Arluke
  • Publisher: Pearson Education



Questioning our conflicting views of the role of animals.

Rules Versus Relationships

  • Filename: rules-versus-relationships.
  • ISBN: 0226114910
  • Release Date: 1990-05-15
  • Number of pages: 222
  • Author: John M. Conley
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press



In Rules versus Relationships, John M. Conley and William M. O'Barr examine the experiences of litigants seeking redress of everyday difficulties through the small claims courts of the American legal system. The authors find two major and contrasting ways in which litigants formulate and express their problems in terms of specific rule violations and seek concrete legal remedies that would mend soured relationships and respond to their personal and social needs.

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