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Primates Face to Face: The Conservation Implications of Human-nonhuman Primate Interconnections

Series: Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology Volume: 29

Edited By: Augustin Fuentes and Linda Wolfe

340 pages, Bw photos, illus, figs, tabs, maps

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Sep 2005 | #156133 | ISBN: 0521019273
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Hardback | Jan 2002 | #123306 | ISBN: 052179109X
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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.

'... interesting, informative and enjoyable to read.' Anthrozoos 'The great thing about the book ... is that it exists and that it links studies of primates directly to the possibility of practical and workable conservation solutions.' Primate Eye 'This book is the first to pull together various perspectives on the emerging field of 'ethnoprimatology'.' Ethology '... disseminates the information gained from the anthropological study of nonhuman primates to the wider academic and non-academic world.' Human Evolution


Foreword Karen Strier; Introduction Agustin Fuentes and Linda D. Wolfe; Part I. Science and Nonhuman Primates: 1. Anthropology and Primatology Phyllis Dolhinow; 2. Resistance to the cross-species perspective in anthropology Mary M. Pavelka; 3. The ethics and efficacy of biomedical research in Chimpanzees with special regard to HIV research Roger S. Fouts, Deborah H. Fouts and Gabriel S. Waters; Part II. Cultural Views of Nonhuman Primates: 4. Introduction to section Agustin Fuentes and Linda D. Wolfe; 5. Monkey as food, monkey as child: Guaja symbolic cannibalism Loretta A. Cormier; 6. Ethnoecology of monkeys among the Bari of Venezuela: perception, use and conservation Manuel Lizzaralde; 7. Primates in Matsigenka subsistence and world view Glenn Shepard; 8. Monkey King in China: basis for a conservation policy Frances Burton; 9. Local population, conservation efforts and the mountain gorillas of Rwanda Pascale Sicotte and Prosper Uwengeri; Part III. Conservation of Nonhuman Primates: 10. Introduction to section Agustin Fuentes and Linda Wolfe; 11. Monkeys, humans and politics in the Mentawai Islands: no simple solutions in a complex world Augustin Fuentes; 12. Conservation must pursue a human-nature biosynergy in the era of social chaos and bushmeat commerce Anthony L. Rose; 13. A cultural primatological study of Macaca fascicularis on Ngeaur Island, Republic of Palau Bruce Wheatley, Rebecca Stephenson, Hiro Kurashina and Kelly Kautz; 14. Monkeys in the back yard: encroaching wildlife and rural communities in Japan David Sprague; Part IV. Local Economics: Goverment Actions and Nonhuman Primates: 15. Introduction to section Agustin Fuentes and Linda Wolfe; 16. The primatologist as minority advocate Ardith Eudey; 17. Monkey Business? The conservation implications of macaque ethnoprimatology in southern Thailand Lesley E. Sponsel, Nukul Ruttanadakul and Poranee Natadecha-Sponsel; 18. Rhesus macaques: a comparative study of two sites, Jaipur, India and Silver Springs, Florida Linda Wolfe.

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AGUSTIN FUENTES is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Primate Behaviour and Ecology Program at Central Washington University. His research interests include primate behavioural ecology, the evolution of social organization and conservation theory and practice. LINDA D. WOLFE is Professor and Chair of Anthropology at East Carolina University. Her research focuses on primate sexual and social behaviours.

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