Juvenile Primates: Life History, Development, and Behavior by Michael E. PereiraJuvenile Primates: Life History, Development, and Behavior by Michael E. Pereira

Juvenile Primates: Life History, Development, and Behavior

EditorMichael E. Pereira, Lynn A. Fairbanks

Hardcover | December 1, 1993

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What is a juvenile? Why do primates take so long to grow up? What forces shape the behavior of juvenile primates, and how do experiences during these early years influence life as an adult? Juvenile Primates is the first book to focus specifically on the primate juvenile period. Using alife-history approach, contributors to this volume consider the paradoxes inherent in the unusually long juvenile process exhibited by primates as they present new data on the challenges faced by juveniles across a broad range of species. Individual chapters focus on prosimians, Old and New Worldmonkeys, apes, and humans, and topics include the development of sex differences, meeting needs for safety, establishing and maintaining social relationships, managing social conflict, and developing skills for adult life. The book concludes with a look at children and how cross-cultural differncesin physical and behavioral development can be understood in terms of evolutionary theory. The result is a landmark in primate studies, one that shows how understanding juvenile development yields insight into entire life histories. The book will be of interest to anthropologists, biologists,primatologists, and psychologists.
Michael E. Pereira is at Duke University Primate Center. Lynn A. Fairbanks is at University of California at Los Angeles.
Title:Juvenile Primates: Life History, Development, and BehaviorFormat:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 9.25 × 6.5 × 0.03 inPublished:December 1, 1993Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195072065

ISBN - 13:9780195072068


Table of Contents

ForewordPreface1. M.E. Pereira and L.A. Fairbanks: What are Juvenile Primates All About?PART I: Why Be Juvenile?2. M.E. Pereira: Juvenility in Animals3. M.D. Pagel and P.H. Harvey: Evolution of the Juvenile Period in Mammals4. D.I. Rubenstein: On the Evolution of Juvenile Lifestyles in Mammals5. C.H. Janson and C.P. van Schaik: Ecological Risk Aversion in Juvenile Primates: Slow and Steady Wins the RacePART II: Growing into Different Worlds6. M.A. van Noordwijk, et al.: Spatial Position and Behavioral Sex Differences in Juvenile Long-tailed Macaques7. L.S. Rajpurohit and V. Sommer: Juvenile Male Emigration from Natal One-Male Troops in Hanuman Langurs8. C.M. Crockett and T.R. Pope: Consequences of Sex Differences in Dispersal for Juvenile Red Howler Monkeys9. L.T. Nash: Juveniles in Nongregarious Primates10. K.B. Strier: Growing Up in a Patrifocal Society: Sex Differences in the Spatial Relations of Immature Muriquis11. D. P. Watts and Anne Pusey: Behavior of Juvenile and Adolescent Great ApesPART III: Developing Skills and Relationships for Later Use12. K. Milton: Diet and Social Organization of a Free-Ranging Spider Monkey Population: The Development of Species-Typical Behavior in the Absence of Adults13. R. Fagen: Primate Juveniles and Primate Play14. T.G. O'Brien and J.G. Robinson: Stability of Social Relationships in Female Wedge-Capped Capuchin Monkeys15. L.A. Fairbanks: Juvenile Vervet Monkeys: Establishing Relationships and Practicing Skills for the Future16. J.A. Horrocks and W. Hunte: Interactions between Juveniles and Adult Males in Vervets: Implications for Adult Male TurnoverPART IV: Managing Social Conflict and the Development of Dominance Relationships17. B. Chapais and C. Gauthier: Early Agonistic Experience and the Onset of Matrilineal Rank Acquisition in Japanese Macaques18. F.B.M. de Waal: Codevelopment of Dominance Relations and Affiliative Bonds in Rhesus Monkeys19. M. Cords and F. Aureli: Patterns of Reconciliation among Juvenile Long-tailed Macaques20. M.E. Pereira: Agonistic Interaction, Dominance Relations, and Ontogenetic Trajectories in Ring-tailed LemursPART V: Comparative Socioecology of Childhood21. N. Blurton Jones: The Lives of Hunter-Gatherer Children: Effects of Parental Behavior and Parental Reproductive Strategy22. C.P. Edwards: Behavioral Sex Differences in Children of Diverse Cultures: The Case of Nurturance to Infants23. C.M. Worthman: Biocultural Interactions in Human Development24. Epilogue: Juvenile Primates: Dimensions for Further Research L.A. Fairbanks and M. E. Pereira

Editorial Reviews

"One meritorious aspect of this book deserving particular commendment is the zeal with which the editors have references and integrated the chapters. This. . .will facilitate assimilation of the data from a myriad of species. Nevertheless, the collection of material is diverse and the reader'sinterest will vary across chapters." --American Journal of Primatology