Neotropical Ethnoprimatology

Neotropical Ethnoprimatology
Author: Bernardo Urbani,Manuel Lizarralde
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2020-03-23
ISBN: 3030275043
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neotropical Ethnoprimatology Book Excerpt:

Ethnoprimatology is situated at the intersection between the biological and cultural subfields of anthropology. Research on the interface between human and nonhuman primates has been steadily increasing since 1997, when the term ethnoprimatology was first coined. Although there have been studies on human–nonhuman primate interactions in the tropical Americas, no single comprehensive volume has been published that integrates this information to fully understand it in this region. Eighteen novel chapters written by outstanding scholars with various backgrounds are included in this edited volume. They refer to the complex interconnections between different indigenous peoples with New World monkeys that sympatrically share their ancestral territories. Geographically, the range covers all of the Neotropics, from southern Mexico through northern Argentina. This work includes topics such as primates as prey and food, ethnozoology/ethnoecology, cosmology, narratives about monkeys, uses of primates, monkeys as pets, and ethnoclassification. Multiple views as well as diverse theoretical and methodological approaches are found within the pages. In sum, this is a compendium of ethnoprimatological research that will be prized by anthropologists, ethnobiologists, primatologists, conservationists, and zoologists alike. “This book... provides a historical benchmark for all subsequent research in ethnoprimatology in the Neotropics and beyond.” — Leslie E. Sponsel, University of Hawai ́i at Mānoa.

Neotropical Ethnoprimatology

Neotropical Ethnoprimatology
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020
ISBN: 9783030275051
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neotropical Ethnoprimatology Book Excerpt:

Ethnoprimatology is situated at the intersection between the biological and cultural subfields of anthropology. Research on the interface between human and nonhuman primates has been steadily increasing since 1997, when the term ethnoprimatology was first coined. Although there have been studies on human-nonhuman primate interactions in the tropical Americas, no single comprehensive volume has been published that integrates this information to fully understand it in this region. Eighteen novel chapters written by outstanding scholars with various backgrounds are included in this edited volume. They refer to the complex interconnections between different indigenous peoples with New World monkeys that sympatrically share their ancestral territories. Geographically, the range covers all of the Neotropics, from southern Mexico through northern Argentina. This work includes topics such as primates as prey and food, ethnozoology/ethnoecology, cosmology, narratives about monkeys, uses of primates, monkeys as pets, and ethnoclassification. Multiple views as well as diverse theoretical and methodological approaches are found within the pages. In sum, this is a compendium of ethnoprimatological research that will be prized by anthropologists, ethnobiologists, primatologists, conservationists, and zoologists alike. "This book ... provides a historical benchmark for all subsequent research in ethnoprimatology in the Neotropics and beyond."--Leslie E. Sponsel, University of Hawaiþi at Mānoa.

Howler Monkeys

Howler Monkeys
Author: Martín M. Kowalewski,Paul A. Garber,Liliana Cortés-Ortiz,Bernardo Urbani,Dionisios Youlatos
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2014-12-04
ISBN: 1493919601
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Howler Monkeys Book Excerpt:

Howler monkeys (genus Alouatta) comprise twelve species of leaf-eating New World monkeys that range from southern Mexico through northern Argentina. This genus is the most widespread of any New World primate taxa, and can be found to inhabit a range of forest types from undisturbed rainforest to severely anthropogenically impacted forest fragments. Although there have been many studies on individual species of howler monkeys, this book is the first comprehensive volume to place information on howler behavior and biology within a theoretical framework of ecological and social adaptability. This is the second of two volumes devoted to the genus Alouatta. This volume: · Examines behavioral and physiological mechanisms that enable howler monkeys to exploit highly disturbed and fragmented habitats · Presents models of howler monkey diet, social organization, and mating systems that can also inform researchers studying Old World colobines, apes, and other tropical mammals These goals are achieved in a collection of chapters written by a distinguished group of scientists on the feeding ecology, behavior, mating strategies, and management and conservation of howlers. This book also contains chapters on the howler microbiome, the concept of behavioral variability, sexual selection, and the role of primates in forest regeneration.

Edges Fringes Frontiers

Edges  Fringes  Frontiers
Author: Thomas Henfrey
Publsiher: Berghahn Books
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2018-09-14
ISBN: 1785339893
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Edges Fringes Frontiers Book Excerpt:

Based on an ethnographic account of subsistence use of Amazonian forests by Wapishana people in Guyana, Edges, Frontiers, Fringes examines the social, cultural and behavioral bases for sustainability and resilience in indigenous resource use. Developing an original framework for holistic analysis, it demonstrates that flexible interplay among multiple modes of environmental understanding and decision-making allows the Wapishana to navigate social-ecological complexity successfully in ways that reconcile short-term material needs with long-term maintenance and enhancement of the resource base.

Ethnoprimatology

Ethnoprimatology
Author: Kerry M. Dore,Erin P. Riley,Agustín Fuentes
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2017-02-23
ISBN: 1107109965
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethnoprimatology Book Excerpt:

Ethnoprimatology, the combining of primatological and anthropological practice and the viewing of humans and other primates as living in integrated and shared ecological and social spaces, has become an increasingly popular approach to primate studies in the twenty-first century. Offering an insight into the investigation and documentation of human-nonhuman primate relations in the Anthropocene, this book guides the reader though the preparation, design, implementation, and analysis of an ethnoprimatological research project, offering practical examples of the vast array of methods and techniques at chapter level. With contributions from the world's leading experts in the field, Ethnoprimatology critically analyses current primate conservation efforts, outlines their major research questions, theoretical bases and methods, and tackles the challenges and complexities involved in mixed-methods research. Documenting the spectrum of current research in the field, it is an ideal volume for students and researchers in ethnoprimatology, primatology, anthropology, and conservation biology.

Spider Monkeys

Spider Monkeys
Author: Christina J. Campbell
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2008-09-25
ISBN: 1316583104
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spider Monkeys Book Excerpt:

Spider monkeys are one of the most widespread New World primate genera, ranging from southern Mexico to Bolivia. Although they are common in zoos, spider monkeys are traditionally very difficult to study in the wild, because they are fast moving, live high in the canopy and are almost always found in small subgroups that vary in size and composition throughout the day. This book is an assimilation of both published and previously unpublished research. It is a comprehensive source of information for academic researchers and graduate students interested in primatology, evolutionary anthropology and behavioral ecology and covers topics such as taxonomy, diet, sexuality and reproduction, and conservation.

Ethnoprimatology

Ethnoprimatology
Author: Michel T. Waller
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2016-07-28
ISBN: 3319304690
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ethnoprimatology Book Excerpt:

The list of challenges facing nonhuman primates in the 21st century is a long one. The expansion of palm oil plantations to feed a growing consumer class is eating away at ape and monkey habitats in Southeast Asia and Central Africa. Lemurs are hunted for food in the poorest parts of Madagascar while monkeys are used as medicine in Brazil. Traditional cultural beliefs are maintaining demand for animal body parts in West African markets while viral YouTube videos of “cute” and “cuddly” lorises have increased their market value as pets and endangered their populations. These and other issues are addressed in this book by leading researchers in the field of ethnoprimatology, the study of human/nonhuman primate interactions that combines traditional primatological methodologies with cultural anthropology in an effort to better understand the nuances of our economic, ritualistic, and ecologic relationships.

Bibliography of Latin American and Caribbean Bibliographies

Bibliography of Latin American and Caribbean Bibliographies
Author: Gayle Ann Williams
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Caribbean Area
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The International Encyclopedia of Primatology 3 Volume Set

The International Encyclopedia of Primatology  3 Volume Set
Author: AgustÃn Fuentes
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1608
Release: 2017-04-24
ISBN: 0470673370
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The International Encyclopedia of Primatology 3 Volume Set Book Excerpt:

The International Encyclopedia of Primatology represents the first comprehensive encyclopedic reference focusing on the behaviour, biology, ecology, evolution, genetics, and taxonomy of human and non-human primates. Represents the first comprehensive encyclopedic reference relating to primatology Features more than 450 entries covering topics ranging from the taxonomy, history, behaviour, ecology, captive management and diseases of primates to their use in research, cognition, conservation, and representations in literature Includes coverage of the basic scientific concepts that underlie each topic, along with the latest advances in the field Highly accessible to undergraduate and graduate students in primatology, anthropology, and the medical, biological and zoological sciences Essential reference for academics, researchers and commercial and conservation organizations This work is also available as an online resource at www.encyclopediaofprimatology.com

New World Primates

New World Primates
Author: Warren G. Kinzey
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9780202367507
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New World Primates Book Excerpt:

Enth.: Most papers presented in a symposium on Nov. 19, 1988 at the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Phoenix, Ariz.

Neotropical Primates

Neotropical Primates
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Primates
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Neotropical Primates Book Excerpt:

The Promise of Contemporary Primatology

The Promise of Contemporary Primatology
Author: Erin P. Riley
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2019-08-19
ISBN: 0429853815
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Promise of Contemporary Primatology Book Excerpt:

This book argues for a contemporary primatology that recognizes humans as integral components in the ecologies of primates. This contemporary primatology uses a broadened theoretical lens and methodological toolkit to study primate behavior and ecology in increasingly anthropogenic contexts and seeks points of intersection and spaces for collaborative exchange across the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. The book begins by exploring the American tradition of anthropology, providing historical and disciplinary context for the emergence of field primatology and how it became a part of this tradition. It then examines how primatology transformed into a field dominated by evolutionary approaches and highlights how the increasingly anthropogenic environments in which primates live present opportunities to understand primate adaptability at work. In doing so, it explores how an extended evolutionary approach can help explain behavioral variation in these contemporary environments. Focus is then given to the ethnoprimatological approach, a contemporary approach that provides a pluralistic framework, drawing from the natural and social sciences and humanities, needed to study human-primate coexistence in the Anthropocene. Finally, the book considers how such a crossing of disciplines can inform primate conservation in the future. An important interdisciplinary reassessment, this book will be of significant interest to primatologists, biological anthropologists, and scholars of anthropology more generally, as well as evolutionary and conservation biologists.

Primate Research and Conservation in the Anthropocene

Primate Research and Conservation in the Anthropocene
Author: Alison M. Behie,Julie A. Teichroeb,Nicholas Malone
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2019-01-31
ISBN: 1108756883
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Primate Research and Conservation in the Anthropocene Book Excerpt:

This book takes a new approach to understanding primate conservation research, adding a personal perspective to allow readers to learn what motivates those doing conservation work. When entering the field over a decade ago, many young primatologists were driven by evolutionary questions centered in behavioural ecology. However, given the current environment of cascading extinctions and increasing threats to primates we now need to ensure that primates remain in viable populations in the wild before we can simply engage in research in the context of pure behavioural ecology. This has changed the primary research aims of many primatologists and shifted our focus to conservation priorities, such as understanding the impacts of human activity, habitat conversion or climate change on primates. This book presents personal narratives alongside empirical research results and discussions of strategies used to stem the tide of extinction. It is a must-have for anyone interested in conservation research.

Primates Face to Face

Primates Face to Face
Author: Agustín Fuentes,Linda D. Wolfe
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2002-01-17
ISBN: 1139441477
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Primates Face to Face Book Excerpt:

As our closest evolutionary relatives, nonhuman primates are integral elements in our mythologies, diets and scientific paradigms, yet most species now face an uncertain future through exploitation for the pet and bushmeat trades as well as progressive habitat loss. New information about disease transmission, dietary and economic linkage, and the continuing international focus on conservation and primate research have created a surge of interest in primates, and focus on the diverse interaction of human and nonhuman primates has become an important component in primatological and ethnographic studies. By examining the diverse and fascinating range of relationships between humans and other primates, and how this plays a critical role in conservation practice and programs, Primates Face to Face disseminates the information gained from the anthropological study of nonhuman primates to the wider academic and non-academic world.

An Introduction to Primate Conservation

An Introduction to Primate Conservation
Author: Serge A. Wich,Andrew J. Marshall
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-11-03
ISBN: 0191008516
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Primate Conservation Book Excerpt:

The number of primates on the brink of extinction continues to grow, and the need to respond with effective conservation measures has never been greater. This book provides a comprehensive and state-of-the-art synthesis of research principles and applied management practices for primate conservation. It begins with a consideration of the biological, intellectual, economic, and ecological importance of primates and a summary of the threats that they face, before going on to consider these threats in more detail with chapters on habitat change, trade, hunting, infectious diseases, and climate change. Potential solutions in the form of management practice are examined in detail, including chapters on conservation genetics, protected areas, and translocation. An Introduction to Primate Conservation brings together an international team of specialists with wide-ranging expertise across primate taxa. This is an essential textbook for advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and established researchers in the fields of primate ecology and conservation biology. It will also be a valuable reference for conservation practitioners, land managers, and professional primatologists worldwide.

Human Animal Relationships in Transformation

Human Animal Relationships in Transformation
Author: Augusto Vitale
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 413
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030852776
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Animal Relationships in Transformation Book Excerpt:

The ethics of human/animal relationships is a growing field of academic research and a topic for public discussion and regulatory interventions from law-makers, governments and private institutions. Human/animal relationships are in transformation and understanding the nature of this process is crucial for all those who believe that the enlargement of moral and legal recognition to nonhuman animals is part of contemporary moral and political progress. Understanding the nature of this process means analysing and critically discussing the philosophical, scientific and legal concepts and arguments embedded in it. This book contributes to the discussion by bringing together the ideas and reflections of leading experts from different disciplinary backgrounds and with a range of scientific perspectives. This book both provides an up-to-date examination of the transformation of human/animal relationships and presents ideas to foster this process. Augusto Vitale is Researcher at the Center for Behavioural Sciences and Mental Health at the Istituto Superiore di Sanita in Rome. His interests focus on behavioural primatology and issues related to animal experimentation. He is the author of the book Le scimmie si raccontano? Passioni e dubbi delletologia (2016). Simone Pollo is Associate Professor of Moral Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy at Sapienza University of Rome. He is the author of two monographs (in Italian) on animal ethics: Umani e animali. Questioni di etica (2016) and Manifesto per un animalismo democratico (2021).

Introduction to Ethnobiology

Introduction to Ethnobiology
Author: Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque,Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2016-03-29
ISBN: 3319281550
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Ethnobiology Book Excerpt:

This textbook provides a basic introduction to ethnobiology with key concepts for beginners. It is also written for those who teach ethnobiology or related fields. The core issues and concepts, as well as approaches and theoretical positions are fully covered.

Routledge Handbook of the Archaeology of Indigenous Colonial Interaction in the Americas

Routledge Handbook of the Archaeology of Indigenous Colonial Interaction in the Americas
Author: Lee M. Panich,Sara L. Gonzalez
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 578
Release: 2021-07-19
ISBN: 1000403610
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge Handbook of the Archaeology of Indigenous Colonial Interaction in the Americas Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Handbook of the Archaeology of Indigenous-Colonial Interaction in the Americas brings together scholars from across the hemisphere to examine how archaeology can highlight the myriad ways that Indigenous people have negotiated colonial systems from the fifteenth century through to today. The contributions offer a comprehensive look at where the archaeology of colonialism has been and where it is heading. Geographically diverse case studies highlight longstanding theoretical and methodological issues as well as emerging topics in the field. The organization of chapters by key issues and topics, rather than by geography, fosters exploration of the commonalities and contrasts between historical contingencies and scholarly interpretations. Throughout the volume, Indigenous and non-Indigenous contributors grapple with the continued colonial nature of archaeology and highlight Native perspectives on the potential of using archaeology to remember and tell colonial histories. This volume is the ideal starting point for students interested in how archaeology can illuminate Indigenous agency in colonial settings. Professionals, including academic and cultural resource management archaeologists, will find it a convenient reference for a range of topics related to the archaeology of colonialism in the Americas.

Communicating Endangered Species

Communicating Endangered Species
Author: Eric Freedman,Sara Shipley Hiles,David B. Sachsman
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2021-08-04
ISBN: 1000425681
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Communicating Endangered Species Book Excerpt:

Communicating Endangered Species: Extinction, News, and Public Policy is a multidisciplinary environmental communication book that takes a distinctive approach by connecting how media and culture depict and explain endangered species with how policymakers and natural resource managers can or do respond to these challenges in practical terms. Extinction isn’t new. However, the pace of extinction is accelerating globally. The International Union for Conservation of Nature classifies more than 26,000 species as threatened. The causes are many, including climate change, overdevelopment, human exploitation, disease, overhunting, habitat destruction, and predators. The willingness and the ability of ordinary people, governments, scientists, nongovernmental organizations, and businesses to slow this deeply disturbing acceleration are uncertain. Meanwhile, researchers around the world are laboring to better understand and communicate the possibility and implications of extinctions and to discover effective tools and public policies to combat the threats to species survival. This book presents a history of news coverage of endangered species around the world, examining how and why journalists and other communicators wrote what they did, how attitudes have changed, and why they have changed. It draws on the latest research by chapter authors who are a mix of social scientists, communication experts, and natural scientists. Each chapter includes a mass media and/or cultural aspect. This book will be essential reading for students, natural resource managers, government officials, environmental activists, and academics interested in conservation and biodiversity, environmental communication and journalism, and public policy.

The Ten Thousand Year Fever

The Ten Thousand Year Fever
Author: Loretta A Cormier
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2016-06-16
ISBN: 1315417081
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ten Thousand Year Fever Book Excerpt:

Malaria is one of the oldest recorded diseases in human history, and its 10,000-year relationship to primates can teach us why it will be one of the most serious threats to humanity in the 21st century. In this pathbreaking book Loretta Cormier integrates a wide range of data from molecular biology, ethnoprimatology, epidemiology, ecology, anthropology, and other fields to reveal the intimate relationships between culture and environment that shape the trajectory of a parasite. She argues against the entrenched distinction between human and non-human malarias, using ethnoprimatology to develop a new understanding of cross-species exchange. She also shows how current human-environment interactions, including deforestation and development, create the potential for new forms of malaria to threaten human populations. This book is a model of interdisciplinary integration that will be essential reading in fields from anthropology and biology to public health.