Synopses & Reviews
The first and still the only book focused exclusively on juvenile primates, this collection presents original research covering all the major divisions of primates, from prosimians to humans. Contributors explore the evolutionary history of the juvenile stage in primates; differences in behavior between juvenile males and females; how juvenile behaviors act both to prepare juveniles for adulthood and to help them survive the juvenile stage; how juveniles learn about and participate in social conflict and dominance relationships; and the similarities and differences between development of juvenile human and nonhuman primates. This edition includes a substantial new foreword and bibliography prepared by the editors.
Filippo Aureli, Bernard Chapais, Marina Cords, Carolyn M. Crockett, Frans B. M. de Waal, Carolyn Pope Edwards, Robert Fagen, Carole Gauthier, Paul H. Harvey, Charlotte K. Hemelrijk, Loek A. M. Herremans, Julia A. Horrocks, Wayne Hunte, Charles H. Janson, Nicholas Blurton Jones, Katharine Milton, Leanne T. Nash, Timothy G. O'Brien, Mark D. Pagel, Theresa R. Pope, Anne E. Pusey, Lal Singh Rajpurohit, John G. Robinson, Thelma Rowell, Daniel I. Rubenstein, Volker Sommer, Elisabeth H. M. Sterck, Karen B. Strier, Carel P. van Schaik, Maria A. van Noordwijk, David P. Watts, and Carol M. Worthman.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 367-415) and index.
About the Author
Michael E. Pereira
is a research associate at the Lincoln Park Zoo and a science teacher at The Latin School of Chicago. He is coeditor of Primate Life Histories and Socioecology
, also published by the University of Chicago Press.
Lynn A. Fairbanks is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Table of Contents
Foreword 2002: Family, Friends, and the Evolution of Childhood
1 What are Juvenile Primates All About?
I WHY BE JUVENILE?
2 Juvenility in Animals
3 Evolution of the Juvenile Period in Mammals
4 On the Evolution of Juvenile Life-Styles in Mammals
5 Ecological Risk Aversion in Juvenile Primates: Slow and Steady Wins the
II GROWING INTO DIFFERENT WORLDS
6 Spatial Position and Behavioral Sex Differences in Juvenile Long-Tailed
7 Juvenile Male Emigration from Natal One-Male Troops in Hanuman Langurs
8 Consequences of Sex Differences in Dispersal for Juvenile Red howler
9 Juveniles in Nongregarious Primates
10 Growing Up in a Patriarchal Society:
Sex Differences in the Spatial Relations of Immature Muriquis
11 Behavior of Juvenile and Adolescent Great Apes
III DEVELOPING SKILLS AND RELATIONSHIPS FOR LATER USE
12 Diet and Social Organization of a Free-
Ranging Spider Monkey Population:
The Development of Species-Typical
Behavior in the Absence of Adults
13 Primate Juveniles and
14 Stability of Social Relationships in
Female Wedge-Capped Capuchin
15 Juvenile Vervet Monkeys: Establishing
Relationships and Practicing Skills
for the Future
16 Interactions Between Juveniles and Adult
Makes in Vervets: Implications for Adult
IV MANAGING SOCIAL CONFLICT AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF DOMINANCE RELATIONSHIPS
17 Early Agnostic Experience and the Onset of Matrilineal Rank Acquisition in
18 Codevelopment of Dominance Relations and Affiliative Bonds in Rhesus
19 Patterns of Reconciliation Among Juvenile Long-Tailed Macaques
20 Agnostic Interaction, Dominance Relation, and Ontogenetic Trajectories in
V COMPARATIVE SOCIOECOLOGY OF CHILDHOOD
21 The Lives of Hunter-Gatherer Children: Effects of Parental Behavior and
Parental Reproductive Strategy
22 Behavioral Sex Differences in Children of Diverse Cultures: The Case of
Nurturance to Infants
23 Biocultural Interactions in Human Development
24 Juvenile Primates: Dimensions for Future Research