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Primate Encounters Models of Science, Gender, and Society

ISBN-10: 0226777553

ISBN-13: 9780226777559

Edition: 2000

Authors: Linda Marie Fedigan, Shirley C. Strum

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How have our conceptions of primate behaviour and society changed since primatology came into its own after World War II? This work studies this question, and reflects on primatology and science in general.
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Book details

List price: $46.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 4/15/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 636
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Preface
Introduction and History
Changing Views of Primate Society: A Situated North American Perspective
What do the Pioneers say? The Advantages of Hindsight
A Few Peculiar Primates
The Bad Old Days of Primatology?
Piltdown Man, the Father of American Field Primatology
Some Reflections on Primatology at Cambridge and the Science Studies Debate
Primate Ethology and Socioecology in the Netherlands
E-Mail Exchanges: Why study primates? Did our ideas about primate society change? How do ideas change?
A Diversity of Primatologies: Other National Traditions
Traditions of the Kyoto School of Field Primatology in Japan
Negotiating Science: Internationalization and Japanese Primatology
Some Characteristics of Scientific Literature in Brazilian Primatology
An American Primatologist Abroad in Brazil
E-Mail Exchanges: Why do Westerners accept Japanese data but not theory and practice? Are there many primatologies or one international science?
Enlarging the Lens: Closely Related Disciplines
The Divergent Case of Cultural Anthropology
Standpoint Matters--in Archaeology, for Example
Paradigms and Primates: Bateman's Principle, Passive Females, and Perspecties from Other Taxa
Culture, Disciplinary Tradition, and the Study of Behavior: Sex, Rats, and Spotted Hyenas
Changing Views on Imitation in Primates
E-Mail Exchanges: Did sociobiology make a difference in our ideas about primate society? Did women studying primates make a difference?
Models of Science and Society
Primate Suspect: Some Varieties of Science Studies
A Well-Articulated Primatology: Reflections of a Fellow Traveler
Women, Gender, and Science: Some Parallels between Primatology and Developmental Biology
Morphing in the Order: Flexible Strategies, Feminist Science Studies, and Primate Revisions
Life in the Field: The Nature of Popular Culture in 1950s America
Politics, Gender, and Worldly Primatology: The Goodall-Fossey Nexus
E-Mail Exchanges: The fight about science--why does it happen? Primatologists and the media--why do primatologists agonize about it?
Reformulating the Questions
Science Encounters
Gender Encounters
Conclusions and Implications
Future Encounters: The Media and Science; Gender and Science on the Periphery; The Science Wars; The Value of Primate Studies; The Future of Primates and Primate Studies; Finale: New Teams
References
Contributors
Index