A Primate's Memoir

Love, Death and Baboons in East Africa

Author: Robert M. Sapolsky

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099285770

Category: Baboons

Page: 304

View: 1986


Book-smart and more than a little naive, Robert Sapolsky left the comforts of college in the US for a research project studying a troop of baboons in Kenya. Whether he's relating his adventures with his neighbours, Masai tribesmen, or his experiences learning how to sneak up and dart suspicious baboons, Sapolsky combines irreverence and humour with the best credentials in his field. A Primate's Memoir is the culmination of over two decades of experience and research - an exhilarating, hilarious and daring memoir, and an astonishing masterpiece of the people and nature of Africa.

Cosmopolitan Animals

Author: Kaori Nagai,Caroline Rooney,Donna Landry,Monica Mattfeld,Charlotte Sleigh,Karen Jones

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137376287

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 253

View: 5085


Cosmopolitan Animals asks what new possibilities and permutations of cosmopolitanism can emerge by taking seriously our sharing and 'becoming-with' animals. It calls for a fresh awareness that animals are important players in cosmopolitics, and that worldliness is far from being a human monopoly.

Evolution and Prehistory: The Human Challenge

Author: William Haviland,Dana Walrath,Harald Prins,Bunny McBride

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285061411

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 547


Offering compelling photos, engaging examples, and select studies by anthropologists in a variety of locations around the globe, Haviland, Walrath, Prins and McBride present evolution and prehistory in vivid, accessible terms, and demonstrate how the field is relevant to understanding the complex world around you. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the different ways humans face the challenge of existence; learn about the connection between biology and culture in the course of human evolutionary history as well as in shaping contemporary human biology, beliefs, and behavior; and see the impact of globalization on the continued survival of our species and planet. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Centralizing Fieldwork

Critical Perspectives from Primatology, Biological and Social Anthropology

Author: Jeremy MacClancy,Agustín Fuentes

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1845458516

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

View: 9228


Fieldwork is a central method of research throughout anthropology, a much-valued, much-vaunted mode of generating information. But its nature and process have been seriously understudied in biological anthropology and primatology. This book is the first ever comparative investigation, across primatology, biological anthropology, and social anthropology, to look critically at this key research practice. It is also an innovative way to further the comparative project within a broadly conceived anthropology, because it does not focus on common theory but on a common method. The questions asked by contributors are: what in the pursuit of fieldwork is common to all three disciplines, what is unique to each, how much is contingent, how much necessary? Can we generate well-grounded cross-disciplinary generalizations about this mutual research method, and are there are any telling differences? Co-edited by a social anthropologist and a primatologist, the book includes a list of distinguished and well-established contributors from primatology and biological anthropology.

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

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Issues for Nov. 1957- include section: Accessions. Aanwinste, Sept. 1957- (also published separately)

The Animal Gaze

Animal Subjectivities in Southern African Narratives

Author: Wendy Woodward

Publisher: Witwatersrand University Press

ISBN: 9781868144624

Category: History

Page: 192

View: 3674


Many humans do not regard animals as complex beings. Instead,they objectify animals, relate to them as pets, or see them simplyas spectacles of beauty or wildness. By contrast, the southernAfrican writers whose work is explored in The Animal Gaze,including Olive Schreiner, Zakes Mda, Yvonne Vera, Eugene N.Marais, J.M. Coetzee, Luis Bernardo Honwana, Michiel Heyns,Marlene van Niekerk and Linda Tucker, represent animals asrichly individual subjects. The animals-including cattle, horses,birds, lions, leopards, baboons, dogs, cats and a whale-experiencecomplex emotions and have agency, intentionality andmorality, as well as an ability to recognize and fear death.The Animal Gaze engages with the writings of Jacques Derrida,J.M. Coetzee, Val Plumwood and Martha C. Nussbaum,as it brings together literary studies, ethics, animal studies andAfrican traditional thought, including shamanism, in a way thatcompels the reader to think differently about nonhuman animalsand human relationships with them.

The Moral Mind

Author: Henry Haslam

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781845400163

Category: Philosophy

Page: 106

View: 5706


The moral mind is an important part of what makes us human, but for much of the twentieth century there was a sustained attempt to persuade us that morality was of little account and should not be taken seriously. Recent years have seen a welcome reversal of this trend. There is renewed interest in morality, and a wish to find values that believers and non-believers can share. This survey of the moral mind shows how our moral sense engaged with different aspects of the human personality: with our instincts, inherited from our pre-human primate ancestors; with the way we follow the customs of our community; and with our sense of something beyond these instincts and customs. The author seeks to show how far evolutionary theory can help us to understand our moral thinking, and, in the final chapter, he suggest how we may be able to work towards a new consensus on moral issues.