Macaque Societies: A Model for the Study of Social Organization

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Bernard Thierry, Mewa Singh, Werner Kaumanns
Cambridge University Press, 16 sep. 2004 - 418 páginas
Animal and human societies are multifaceted. In order to understand how they have evolved, it is necessary to investigate each of the constituent facets including individual abilities and personalities, life-history traits, mating systems, demographic dynamics, gene flows, social relationships, ecology and phylogeny. By exploring the nature and evolution of macaque social organization, this book develops our knowledge of the rise of societies and their transformation during the course of evolution. Macaques are the most comprehensively studied of all monkey groups, and the 20 known species feature a broad diversity in their social relationships, making them a particularly good group for exploring the evolution of societies. This book will be of primary interest to those studying animal behaviour and primatology, but will also be useful to those involved in the study of human societies.
 

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Índice

Why macaque societies?
1
Individual attributes
11
Demography and reproductive systems
85
Dominance and paternity
131
Homosexual behavior
151
Social space and degrees of freedom
182
Intergroup relationships
204
Intergenerational transmission of behavior
225
Maternal behavior infant handling
231
implications
262
An outside viewpoint
319
Toward integrating the multiple dimensions of societies
335
References
341
Index
414
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