Macaque Societies: A Model for the Study of Social Organization

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Oktober 2004



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.


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 Helene Gachot-Neveu and Nelly Menard; 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 Menard; 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.


BERNARD THIERRY is Research Director at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Strasbourg, France. He has studied the social behaviour of non-human primates for the past 25 years, and is particularly interested in how internal constraints channel the evolutionary changes of social organisations. MEWA SINGH is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Mysore, India. His main research focus is on the evolution of sociality, and he is especially interested in bridging the gap between conservation biology and behavioural biology. WERNER KAUMANNS is Curator of Primates and Head of the Primatology Working Group at Cologne Zoo, Germany. His special interest is also in conservation biology, and he has been involved in research on lion-tailed macaques with special reference to the effects of habitat fragmentation.


Review of the hardback: '... although the book concerns macaques, it will be of interest to anyone studying animal social behaviour. ... it provides many future directions for the study of macaque social behaviour, and is indispensable reading for anyone interested in the evolution of primate societies.' Primate Eye
EAN: 9780521818476
ISBN: 0521818478
Untertitel: 'Cambridge Studies in Biologica'. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2004
Seitenanzahl: 418 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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