Strategies Of Sex And Survival In Female Hamadryas Baboons: Through A Female Lens by Larissa Swedell

Strategies Of Sex And Survival In Female Hamadryas Baboons: Through A Female Lens

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This book describes the first field study focusing on the behavior of hamadryas females in the wild. In its attempt to rectify the male-biased view of hamadryas baboon behavior that has persisted over the decades, this book suggests that female behavior contributes more to hamadryas social organization than has previously been assumed and that females may, in fact, be acting in their own best interests after all. For upper-level undergraduate courses on primate behavior and ecology.

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Larissa Swedell is Professor of Anthropology at Queens College, CUNY, USA. As a biological anthropologist, her interest in nonhuman primates derives in part from what their behavior, ecology, and evolution can tell us about the evolutionary history of humans and the biological underpinnings of modern human behavior.  As a behavioral ec...

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Title:Strategies Of Sex And Survival In Female Hamadryas Baboons: Through A Female LensFormat:PaperbackDimensions:274 pages, 9 × 5.99 × 0.56 inPublished:February 25, 2005Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0131845489

ISBN - 13:9780131845480

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Table of Contents

1. Hamadryas Baboons: the Male as Leader and Icon.
2. Reproductive Strategies in Primates: Conflicts Between the Sexes.
3. My Study Site, Subjects, and Methods.
4. Hamadryas Behavioral Ecology: Negotiating a Hostile Land.
5. Hamadryas Social Organization: the Haves and the Have-Nots.
6. Reproduction and the Hamadryas Female.
7. Affiliation  Among Females: Females Can Be Friends Too.
8. Dispersal and Philopatry: Who Stays and Who Goes?
9. Female Strategies in a Male-Dominated World.
Bibliography.
Index