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Title The macaque connection : cooperation and conflict between humans and macaques / Sindhu Radhakrishna, Michael A. Huffman, Anindya Sinha, editors
Published New York, NY : Springer, [2013]
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Series Developments in primatology ; 43
Developments in primatology ; 43
Contents Part 1. Introduction -- The Gulf Between Men and Monkeys / Sindhu Radhakrishna -- Part 2. TRADITIONAL VIEWS OF MACAQUES -- The Nature of Love / Harry F. Harlow -- The Japanese and Japanese Monkeys: Dissonant Neighbors Seeking Accommodation in a Shared Habitat / Yoshihisa Mito and David S. Sprague -- Songs of Monkeys: Representation of Macaques in Classical Tamil Poetry / Sindhu Radhakrishna -- Part 3. COOPERATIVE RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN HUMANS AND MACAQUES -- Macaques and Biomedicine: Notes on Decolonization, Polio, and Changing Representations of Indian Rhesus in the United States, 1930-1960 / Neel Ahuja -- Macaque Tourism: Implications for Their Management and Conservation / Avanti Mallapur -- Pets, Property, and Partners: Macaques as Commodities in the Human-Other Primate Interface / Agustin Fuentes -- Part 4. CURRENT SCENARIOS OF HUMAN-MACAQUE CONFLICT -- Gaadli / K.P. Poornachandra Tejaswi, Honnavalli N. Kumara and Shanthala Kumar -- Macaque-Human Interactions in Past and Present-Day Sri Lanka / Charmalie A.D. Nahallage and Michael A. Huffman -- Monyet Yang Dihargai, Monyet Yang Dibenci: The Human-Macaque Interface in Indonesia / Jeffrey V. Peterson and Erin P. Riley -- Out of Asia: The Singular Case of the Barbary Macaque / Bonaventura Majolo, Els van Lavieren, Laëtitia Maréchal, Ann MacLarnon and Garry Marvin, et al. -- Part 5. How Living with and Beside Humans Has Affected Macaques -- The Monkey in the Town's Commons, Revisited: An Anthropogenic History of the Indian Bonnet Macaque / Anindya Sinha and Kakoli Mukhopadhyay -- Anthropogenic Influences on Macaque Populations and Their Genetic Consequences / Debapriyo Chakraborty and David Glenn Smith -- Managing Humans, Managing Macaques: Human-Macaque Conflict in Asia and Africa / Nancy E.C. Priston and Matthew R. McLennan
Summary Most successful among the non-human primates in terms of geographical distribution and adaptability to ecological habitats, macaques have existed for many thousands of years in close contact with modern humans, the only primate more successful than them. Centuries-old literary works attest to the fact that macaques have always been an intrinsic part of human lives and imaginations. In their interactions with humans, macaques play multiple roles that often transcend the boundaries of categorization. They are often, simultaneously, wildlife and domestic pets, sentient beings and experimental subjects, crop-raiding pests and religious symbols. In many parts of the tropics, macaques are an economic resource for human communities, as they provide meat and money through tourism and the animal trade. Equally, they cause much damage and bring about great economic losses due to their crop- and house-raiding tendencies. A more recent cause for alarm has been the possibility of transmission of diseases to humans due to contact with macaques. Across Asia, macaques, perhaps more than any other animal species, exemplify the multiple facets of synurbization and the conservation problems of commensal species. Humans and macaques associate in rather remarkable ways, and this volume explores the tone and nature of those human-macaque connections by focusing on various forms of interactions between macaques and humans, change in human attitudes vis-à-vis macaques over the ages, cultural views on macaques, human-macaque conflict and its conservation implications. Its holistic perspective of the myriad aspects that illustrate the singular relationship between men and macaques makes it essential reading not only for primatologists and anthropologists but also for anyone interested in the intricacies of human-animal relations
Analysis Life sciences
Animal behavior
Evolution (Biology)
Behavioural Sciences
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Human-animal relationships -- Congresses.
Macaques -- Social aspects -- Congresses.
Social behavior in animals -- Congresses.
Monkeys in literature -- Congresses.
Macaques -- Effect of human beings on -- Congresses.
Macaques -- Behavior -- Congresses.
Behavior, Animal.
Genre/Form Congress.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Radhakrishna, Sindhu.
Huffman, Michael A.
Sinha, Anindya.
ISBN 9781461439677 (electronic bk.)
1461439671 (electronic bk.)