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The infanticide controversy : primatology and the art of field science, Amanda Rees

Label
The infanticide controversy : primatology and the art of field science
Title
The infanticide controversy
Title remainder
primatology and the art of field science
Statement of responsibility
Amanda Rees
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Infanticide in the natural world might be a relatively rare event, but as Amanda Rees shows, it has enormously significant consequences. Identified in the 1960s as a phenomenon worthy of investigation, infanticide had, by the 1970s, become the focus of serious controversy. The suggestion that it might be the outcome of an evolved strategy intended to maximize an individual's reproductive success sparked furious disputes between scientists, disagreements that have continued down to the present day." "Tracing the history of the infanticide debates, and drawing on extensive interviews with field scientists, Rees investigates key theoretical and methodological themes that have characterized field studies of apes and monkeys in the twentieth century. As a detailed study of the scientific method and its application to field research, The Infanticide Controversy sheds new light on our understanding of scientific practice, focusing in particular on the challenges of working in "natural" environments, the relationship between objectivity and interpretation in an observational science, and the impact of the public profile of primatology on the development of primatological research. Most importantly, it also considers the wider significance that the study of field science has in a period when the ecological results of uncontrolled human interventions in natural systems are becoming ever more evident."--Jacket
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1972-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rees, Amanda
Index
index present
LC call number
QL762.5
LC item number
.R44 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2009 L-919
  • QL 762.5
NLM item number
R328i 2009
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Infanticide in animals
  • Primates
  • Primatology
  • Infanticide
  • Primates
  • Behavior, Animal
  • Kindestötung
  • Kontroverse
  • Primaten
  • Verhaltensforschung
  • Infanticide in animals
  • Primates
  • Primates
Label
The infanticide controversy : primatology and the art of field science, Amanda Rees
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: the infanticide controversy -- Fielding the question -- Primates in the field: doing field science, 1929-74 -- Studying primate societies, 1930-74 -- The infanticide debates -- Infanticide's infancy -- From controversy to consensus? 1974-84 -- Controversy resurgent -- Questioning the field -- Accounting for infanticide, 2001-3 -- Controversy and authority, narrative and testimony -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Infanticide interviews, 2002-3
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
288 p.
Isbn
9780226707112
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008054955
Other control number
40017311467
System control number
  • (OCoLC)297222686
  • (OCoLC)ocn297222686
Label
The infanticide controversy : primatology and the art of field science, Amanda Rees
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction: the infanticide controversy -- Fielding the question -- Primates in the field: doing field science, 1929-74 -- Studying primate societies, 1930-74 -- The infanticide debates -- Infanticide's infancy -- From controversy to consensus? 1974-84 -- Controversy resurgent -- Questioning the field -- Accounting for infanticide, 2001-3 -- Controversy and authority, narrative and testimony -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Infanticide interviews, 2002-3
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
288 p.
Isbn
9780226707112
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008054955
Other control number
40017311467
System control number
  • (OCoLC)297222686
  • (OCoLC)ocn297222686

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