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Macaque Societies: A Model for the Study of Social Organization
     

Macaque Societies: A Model for the Study of Social Organization

by Bernard Thierry, Mewa Singh, Werner Kaumanns
 

ISBN-10: 0521521688

ISBN-13: 9780521521680

Pub. Date: 06/10/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Macaques are perhaps the most comprehensively studied of all monkey groups, and the 20 species feature a broad diversity of social relationships, making them an ideal group for exploring the evolution of primate societies. This book investigates how societies arose, developed and were transformed during the course of evolution. Written especially for students of

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Macaques are perhaps the most comprehensively studied of all monkey groups, and the 20 species feature a broad diversity of social relationships, making them an ideal group for exploring the evolution of primate societies. This book investigates how societies arose, developed and were transformed during the course of evolution. Written especially for students of animal behavior and primatology, the study will be of interest as well to those studying human societies and their evolution.

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ISBN-13:
9780521521680
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
06/10/2010
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology Series , #41
Pages:
440
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.98(d)

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Table of Contents

List of contributors; Acknowledgements; Introduction: 1. Why macaque societies? Bernard Thierry, Mewa Singh and Werner Kaumanns; Part I. Individual Attributes: 2. Personality factors between and within species John P. Capitanio; Box 2. Social intelligence Josep Call; 3. The role of emotions in social relationships Filippo Aureli and Gabriele Schino; Box 3. Power and communication Signe Preuschoft; 4. Reproductive life history Fred Bercovitch and Nancy Harvey; Box 4. Life history traits: ecological adaptations or phylogenetic relics? Mewa Singh and Anindya Sinha; Part II. Demography and Reproductive Systems: 5. Demography: a window to social evolution Wolfgang Dittus; Box 5. Patterns of group fission Kyoko Okamoto; 6. Gene flow, dispersal patterns, and social organization Hélène Gachot-Neveu and Nelly Ménard; Box 6. Dominance and paternity Andreas Paul; 7. Mating systems Joseph Soltis; Box 7. Homosexual behavior Paul L. Vasey; Part III. Social Relationships and Networks: 8. Dominance style, social power, and conflict management: a conceptual framework Jessica C. Flack and Frans B. M. de Waal; Box 8. Social space and degrees in freedom Marina Butovskaya; 9. How kinship generates dominance structures: a comparative perspective Bernard Chapais; Box 9. Inter-group relationships Matthew A. Cooper; 10. Intergenerational transmission of behavior Christophe Chauvin and Carol M. Berman; Box 10. Maternal behavior, infant handling, and socialization Dario Maestripieri; Part IV. External and Internal Constraints: 11. Do ecological factors explain variation in social organizations? Nelly Ménard; Box 11. Intraspecific variation: implications for interspecific comparisons David A. Hill; 12. Social epigenesis Bernard Thierry; Box 12. The role of contingency in evolution Christophe Abegg; 13. The use of artificial-life models for the study of social organization Charlotte K. Hemelrijk; Box 13. Primate behaviors and natural selection William A. Mason; Part V. An Outside Viewpoint: 14. An anthropologist among macaques Maurice Godelier; Box 14. Do macaque species have a future? Yasuyuki Muroyama and Ardith A. Eudey; Conclusion: 15. Toward integrating the multiple dimensions of societies Bernard Thierry, Mewa Singh and Werner Kaumann; References; Index.

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