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The Question of Animal Culture

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$70.50 • £56.95 • €63.50

ISBN 9780674031265

Publication Date: 02/16/2009


360 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

11 halftones, 11 line illustrations, 9 tables


  • 1. Introduction [Kevin N. Laland and Bennett G. Galef]
  • 2. In Tune with Others: The Social Side of Primate Culture [Frans B. M. de Waal and Kristin E. Bonnie]
  • 3. Ten Dispatches from the Chimpanzee Culture Wars, plus Revisiting the Battlefronts. [W. C. Mcgrew]
  • 4. Geographical Variation in the Behavior of Wild Great Apes: Is It Really Cultural?[Carel P. Van Schaik]
  • 5. The Identification and Differentiation of Culture in Chimpanzees and Other Animals: From Natural History to Diffusion Experiments [Andrew Whiten]
  • 6. How Might We Study Culture? A Perspective from the Ocean. [Hal Whitehead]
  • 7. Acquiring Culture: Individual Variation and Behavioural Development in Bottlenose Dolphins [Brooke L. Sargeant and Janet Mann]
  • 8. Animal Culture: Problems and Solutions [Kevin N. Laland, Jeremy R. Kendal and Rachel L. Kendal]
  • The Question of Chimpanzee Culture, plus Postscript. [Michael Tomasello]
  • Culture in Animals? [Bennett G. Galef]
  • Are Nonhuman Primates Likely to Exhibit Cultural Capacities like Those of Humans, and If So, How Can This Be Demonstrated? [Susan Perry]
  • Animal “Culture”? [Kim Hill]
  • Peace Keeping in the Culture Wars [Kim Sterelny]
  • References
  • Contributors
  • Index

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