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Primate Ethnographies, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Karen B. Strier

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Oct 21, 2013

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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.


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Table of Contents


1. Primate Ethnographies: The Biological and Cultural Dimensions of Field Primatology

    By Karen B. Strier



2. There and Back Again: A Primatologist’s Tale

    By Jim Moore

3. Moonlit Walks: A Serendipitous Journey from Baboons and Chimpanzees to Nocturnal Primates

    By Leanne T. Nash

4. The Lure of Lemurs to an Anthropologist

    By Robert W. Sussman

5. On the Ground Looking Up

    By Kenneth Glander

6. Learning to Become a Monkey

    By Michael A. Huffman



7. The Accidental Primatologist: My Encounters with Pygmy Marmosets and Cotton-top Tamarins

    By Charles T. Snowdon

8. Of Monkeys, Moonlight, and Monogamy in the Argentinean Chaco

    By Eduardo Fernandez-Duque

9. Stress in the Wilds

    By Jacinta C. Beehner and Thore J. Bergman

10. Baboon Mechanics

    By S. Peter Henzi and Louise Barrett

11. The Graceful Asian Ape

    By Ulrich H. Reichard



12. Studying Lemurs on Three Continents

    By Peter M. Kappeler

13. A Tale of Two Monkeys

    By Stephen F. Ferrari

14. There’s a Monkey in my Kitchen (and I Like It): Fieldwork with Macaques in Bali and Beyond

    By Agustín Fuentes

15. Gorillas Across Time and Space

    By Martha M. Robbins

16. Chimpanzee Reunion

    By Craig Stanford



17. Questions My Mother Asked Me: An Inside View of a Thirty-Year Primate Project in a Costa Rican National Park

    By Linda Marie Fedigan

18. Male Bands in the Amazonian Rainforest

    By Anthony Di Fiore

19. Blue Monkeys and Bridges: Transformations in Habituation, Habitat and People

    By Marina Cords

20. The Evolution of a Conservation Biologist

    By Colin A. Chapman

21. Studying Apes in a Human Landscape

    By Jill D. Pruetz


APPENDIX: Tables of Cross-Referenced Regions, Species, and Key Topics and Concepts


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