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Primate Encounters : Models of Science, Gender and Society - Shirley C. Strum

Primate Encounters

Models of Science, Gender and Society

By: Shirley C. Strum (Editor), Linda Marie Fedigan (Editor)

Paperback Published: 12th November 2002
ISBN: 9780226777559
Number Of Pages: 636

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A provocative collective reflection on primatology and its relations to broader cultural, historical, and social issues, "Primate Encounters" brings together both scientists and those who study them to investigate precisely what kind of science primatology is.

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"[A] fascinating study.... on how and why ideas about primate society have changed. The volume consists of dialogues among scientists from different disciplines, national traditions, scientific cultures, generations, standpoints, and genders.... A wonderful reflection on the discipline of primatology and on science in general." - Science Books and Films; "Sparkling with ideas, bristling with controversy, this volume offers new understandings of what science is, how it is made, and the special position of primate studies in society. Innovative and authoritative.... The result is truly wonderful." - Londa Schiebinger, Pennsylvania State University

Prefacep. xi
Introduction and Historyp. 1
Changing Views of Primate Society: A Situated North American Perspectivep. 3
What do the Pioneers say? The Advantages of Hindsightp. 51
A Few Peculiar Primatesp. 57
The Bad Old Days of Primatology?p. 71
Piltdown Man, the Father of American Field Primatologyp. 85
Some Reflections on Primatology at Cambridge and the Science Studies Debatep. 104
Primate Ethology and Socioecology in the Netherlandsp. 116
E-Mail Exchanges: Why study primates? Did our ideas about primate society change? How do ideas change?p. 138
A Diversity of Primatologies: Other National Traditionsp. 145
Traditions of the Kyoto School of Field Primatology in Japanp. 151
Negotiating Science: Internationalization and Japanese Primatologyp. 165
Some Characteristics of Scientific Literature in Brazilian Primatologyp. 184
An American Primatologist Abroad in Brazilp. 194
E-Mail Exchanges: Why do Westerners accept Japanese data but not theory and practice? Are there many primatologies or one international science?p. 208
Enlarging the Lens: Closely Related Disciplinesp. 215
The Divergent Case of Cultural Anthropologyp. 223
Standpoint Matters--in Archaeology, for Examplep. 243
Paradigms and Primates: Bateman's Principle, Passive Females, and Perspecties from Other Taxap. 261
Culture, Disciplinary Tradition, and the Study of Behavior: Sex, Rats, and Spotted Hyenasp. 275
Changing Views on Imitation in Primatesp. 296
E-Mail Exchanges: Did sociobiology make a difference in our ideas about primate society? Did women studying primates make a difference?p. 310
Models of Science and Societyp. 321
Primate Suspect: Some Varieties of Science Studiesp. 329
A Well-Articulated Primatology: Reflections of a Fellow Travelerp. 358
Women, Gender, and Science: Some Parallels between Primatology and Developmental Biologyp. 382
Morphing in the Order: Flexible Strategies, Feminist Science Studies, and Primate Revisionsp. 398
Life in the Field: The Nature of Popular Culture in 1950s Americap. 421
Politics, Gender, and Worldly Primatology: The Goodall-Fossey Nexusp. 436
E-Mail Exchanges: The fight about science--why does it happen? Primatologists and the media--why do primatologists agonize about it?p. 463
Reformulating the Questionsp. 473
Science Encountersp. 475
Gender Encountersp. 498
Conclusions and Implicationsp. 521
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 Teamsp. 523
Referencesp. 541
Contributorsp. 619
Indexp. 623
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ISBN: 9780226777559
ISBN-10: 0226777553
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 636
Published: 12th November 2002
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 15.1  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.88
Edition Number: 2

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