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Macaque Societies
A Model for the Study of Social Organization

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology

Bernard Thierry, Mewa Singh, Werner Kaumanns, John P. Capitanio, Josep Call, Filippo Aureli, Gabriele Schino, Signe Preuschoft, Fred Bercovitch, Anindya Sinha, Nancy Harvey, Wolfgang Dittus, Kyoko Okamoto, Hélène Gachot-Neveu, Nelly Ménard, Andreas Paul, Joseph Soltis, Paul L. Vasey, Jessica C. Flack, Frans B. M. de Waal, Marina Butovskaya, Bernard Chapais, Matthew A. Cooper, Christophe Chauvin, Carol M. Berman, Dario Maestripieri, David A. Hill, Christophe Abegg, Charlotte K. Hemelrijk, William A. Mason, Maurice Godelier, Yasuyuki Muroyama, Ardith A. Eudey
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  • Date Published: June 2010
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521521680

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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.

    • As macaques are perhaps the most comprehensively studied monkey groups, and show a diversity of social relationships, they can be used as an excellent model of how primate societies have arisen and evolved
    • Provides a unique perspective integrating proximate and ultimate causation in the study of primate studies
    • Written by leading authorities in the field
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    "Even at $120, it belongs on the shelf of everyone who does research on animal social behavior or the evolution of human social behavior." American Journal of Human Biology, Joseph H. Manson, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles

    "This excellent volume focuses on the macaques...this is a cohesive, insightful, and valuable collection." CHOICE May 2005

    "This timely and useful volume provides not only a reminder of the wealth of valuable information available about this genus, but also presents a tantalizing set of hypotheses, ideas, and predictions that can, perhaps in the near future, be tested on that rarest of zoological treasures: a new species from a well-studied taxon." The Quarterly Review of Biology, Harold Gouzoules

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    • Date Published: June 2010
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521521680
    • length: 440 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.64kg
    • availability: Manufactured on demand: supplied direct from the printer
  • 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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  • Editors

    Bernard Thierry, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris

    Mewa Singh, University of Mysore, India

    Werner Kaumanns, Universität zu Köln

    Contributors

    Bernard Thierry, Mewa Singh, Werner Kaumanns, John P. Capitanio, Josep Call, Filippo Aureli, Gabriele Schino, Signe Preuschoft, Fred Bercovitch, Anindya Sinha, Nancy Harvey, Wolfgang Dittus, Kyoko Okamoto, Hélène Gachot-Neveu, Nelly Ménard, Andreas Paul, Joseph Soltis, Paul L. Vasey, Jessica C. Flack, Frans B. M. de Waal, Marina Butovskaya, Bernard Chapais, Matthew A. Cooper, Christophe Chauvin, Carol M. Berman, Dario Maestripieri, David A. Hill, Christophe Abegg, Charlotte K. Hemelrijk, William A. Mason, Maurice Godelier, Yasuyuki Muroyama, Ardith A. Eudey

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