Chris Herzfeld
FR






 

 

 

 

The Great Apes: A Short History

 

The Yale University Press

New Haven & London

 

With a Preface by Dr. Jane Goodall

 

To be published in Fall 2017

 

 

 

SUMMARY

 

 

Foreword by Jane Goodall

 

 

Introduction

 

1. The Uncanniness of Similitude: Wild Men, Simians, and Hybrids

2. Skeletons, Skins, and Skulls: Apes in the Age of Colonial Expansion and Natural History Collections

3. Apes as Guinea Pigs: Primates and Experimental Research

4. Great Apes in the Eyes of Scientists: What Does It Mean to Be an Ape ?

5. Apes That Think They Are Human: Astronaut Apes, Painting Apes, Talking Apes

6. Conquering the Field: Pioneers, the Quest for Origins, and Primates

7. Socialities, Culture, and Traditions Among Primates: When the Boundary Between Humans and Apes Blurs

8. Women and Apes: Sex, Gender, and Primatology

 

Conclusions: Becoming-Human, Being-Ape

 

 


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