Sex and Friendship in Baboons

ISBN-10: 0202309738

ISBN-13: 9780202309736

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Those who have been privileged to watch baboons long enough to know them as individuals and who have learned to interpret some of their more subtle interactions will attest that the rapid flow of baboon behavior can at times be overwhelming. In fact, some of the most sophisticated and influential observation methods for sampling vertebrate social behavior grew out of baboon studies, invented by scientists who were trying to cope with the intricacies of baboon behavior. Barbara Smuts' eloquent study of baboons reveals a new depth to their behavior and extends the theories needed to account for it. While adhering to the most scrupulous methodological strictures, the author maintains an open research strategy--respecting her subjects by approaching them with the open mind of an ethnographer and immersing herself in the complexities of baboon social life before formulating her research design, allowing her to detect and document a new level of subtlety in their behavior. At the Gilgil site, described in this book, she could stroll and sit within a few feet of her subjects. By maintaining such proximity she was able to watch and listen to intimate exchanges within the troop; she was able, in other words, to shift the baboons well along the continuum from "subject" to "informant." By doing so she has illuminated new networks of special relationships in baboons. This empirical contribution accompanies theoretical insights that not only help to explain many of the inconsistencies of previous studies but also provide the foundation for a whole new dimension in the study of primate behavior: analysis oft he dynamics of long-term, intimate relationships and their evolutionary significance. Atevery stage of research human observers have underestimated the baboon. These intelligent, curious, emotional, and long-lived creatures are capable of employing stratagems and forming relationships that are not easily detected by traditional research methods. In the process of unraveling their complex social relationships, Smuts has revealed that these masters of strategy and aggressive competition are equally capable of patience, tenderness, and concern.
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Book details

Publisher: Aldine Transaction
Publication date: 3/31/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 319
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Prologue
Studying Sex and Friendship in Baboons
Baboons
Introduction
Baboon Social Behavior: A Brief Summary
Gilgil Baboons and Their Habitat
The Study of Eburru Cliffs Troop
Field Work and Data Analysis
Habituation
Recognizing Individuals
Data Collection
Types of Evidence
Presentation of Results
Defining Friendship
Introduction
Behaviors Used to Define Friendship: Proximity and Grooming
Grooming
Spatial Proximity between Adult Females and Males
Comparison of Grooming and Proximity
Criteria for Friendship
Characteristics of Friends
Summary and Discussion
Notes on Statistics
What Made Friends Special
Introduction
Groomer/Groomee Roles
Female and Male Roles in Maintaining Proximity
Interactions Following a Close Approach: Friends Compared with Non-Friends
Summary and Discussion
Notes on Statistics
Benefits of Friendship to the Female
Introduction
Male Protection of the Female and Her Offspring From Aggression by Other Baboons
Friendship and Male Aggression Toward Females
Aggression Toward Infants
Male-Infant Relationships
Summary
Notes on Statistics
Male-Male Competition for Mates
Introduction
Male Consort Activity, Agonistic Rank, and Age/Residence Status
Male Competitive Tactics: Different Ways of Acquiring Consort Partners
Psychological Components of Male Competitive Tactics
Summary
Notes on Statistics
Benefits of Friendship to the Male
Introduction
Friendships and Previous Consort Activity
Friendships and Subsequent Consort Activity
Female Choice
Adult Male-Infant Interactions: The Role of Paternity Versus Friendship with the Mother
Male Contact with Infants during Interactions with Other Males
Summary and Conclusions
Notes on Statistics
Making, Keeping, and Losing Friends
Introduction
Baboon Adolescence: Making Sexual Friendships for the First Time
Male Immigrants: Making Friends with Strangers
The Impact of Sex: Making and Losing Friends
How Long Do Friendships Last?
Emotions Underlying Sex and Friendship
Conclusion
Notes on Statistics
Comparative Perspectives
Introduction
Long-Term, Male-Female Relationships in Macaques
Male-Female Relationships in Other Nonhuman Primates
The Evolution of Human Male-Female Relationships
Appendixes I-XIV
Method of Estimating Female Ages
Adult Female Dominance Hierarchy from September 1977 through December 1978
Behaviors Recorded Continuously during Focal Samples of Adult Females
Number of Focal Samples (FS) and Amount of Focal Sampling Time in Minutes (M) on Females at Different Reproductive Stages
Activity Categories Used in Female Focal Samples
Determination of Proximity Score Weighting Factors
Method of Calculating Composite Proximity Scores (C Score)
Identification of Putative Juvenile Offspring
Characteristics of Friends of Males of Different Age/Residence Categories
Restrictions Applied to Scoring of Approaches and Leaves
Percentage of Time Anestrous Females Spent in Close Proximity (within 1 m) to Friends and Non-Friends
Frequency with Which a Close Approach by the Male was Followed within 5 Seconds by a Leave by the Male ("Immediate Leave") for Friends and Non-Friends
Frequency with Which a Close Approach by the Female was Followed within 5 Seconds by a Leave by the Female ("Immediate Leave") for Friends and Non-Friends
Males Frequently Observed Near Infants (within 5 m)
Bibliography
Subject Index
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