Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ANTM113: Humans and Other Primates

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Basic reading:


Campbell, C.J., Fuentes, A., MacKinnon, K.C., Panger, M. and Bearder, S.K. 2007. Primates in perspective. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Cheney, D. and Seyfarth, R.M. 2007. Baboon metaphysics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Corbey, R.H.A. 2005. The Metaphysics of Apes: Negotiating The Animal-Human Boundary. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Cormier, L.A. 2003. Kinship With Monkeys: The Guaja Foragers of Eastern Amazonia. New York: Columbia University Press.

de Waal, F.B.M. 1982. Chimpanzee politics: power and sex among apes. London: Cape.

de Waal, F.B.M. 1989. Peacemaking among primates. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

de Waal, F.B.M. 2001. The ape and the sushi master: cultural reflections of a primatologist. New York: Basic Books.

Fuentes, A. 2006. Human–nonhuman primate interconnections and their relevance to anthropology. Ecological and Environmental Anthropology 2(2): 1–11.

Fuentes, A. 2010. Naturalcultural encounters in Bali: monkeys, temples, tourists and ethnoprimatology. Cultural Anthropology 25(4): 600–624.

Fuentes, A. & L. Wolfe (eds) 2002. Primates Face to Face: Conservation Implications of Human-Nonhuman Primate Interconnections (Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology volume 29. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Haraway, D. 1984. Primatology is politics by other means. PSA: Proceedings of the Biennial Meeting of the Philosophy of Science Association 2: 489–524.

Haraway, D. J. 1989. Primate visions: gender, race, and nature in the world of modern science. London: Routledge.

Haraway, D. 1991. Simians, cyborgs, and women: the reinvention of nature. New York: Routledge.

Knight, J. 1999. Monkeys of the move: the natural symbolism of people–macaque conflict in Japan. Journal of Asian Studies 58(3): 622–647.

Knight, J. 2005. Feeding Mr Monkey: cross-species food exchange in Japanese monkey parks. In J. Knight (ed.) Animals in person: cultural perspectives on human–animal intimacies, pp. 231–253. Oxford: Berg.

Knight, J. 2006. Monkey Mountain as a megazoo: analyzing the naturalistic claims of ‘wild monkey parks’ in Japan. Society & Animals 14(3): 245–264.

Knight, J. 2011. Herding monkeys to paradise. London: Brill.

Loudon, J.E., Howells, M.E.and Fuentes, A. 2006. The importance of integrative anthropology: a preliminary investigation employing primatological and cultural anthropological data collection methods in assessing human–monkey co-existence in Bali, Indonesia. Ecological and Environmental Anthropology 2(1): 2–13.

Loudon, J.E., Sauther, M.L. Fish, K.D., Hunter-Ishikawa, M and Ibrahim, Y.J. 2006. One reserve, three primates: applying a holistic approach to understand the interconnections among ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta), Verreaux’s sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi), and humans (Homo sapiens) at Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve, Madagascar. Ecological and Environmental Anthropology 2(2): 54–74.

MacClancy, J. and Fuentes A. (eds) Centralizing fieldwork: critical perspectives from primatology, biological and social anthropology .Oxford: Berghahn.

Patterson, J.D. and Wallis, J. (eds) 2005. Commensalism and conflict: the human–primate interface. American Society of Primatologists.

Perry, S.E. 2006. What cultural primatology can tell anthropologists about the evolution of culture. Annual Review of Anthropology 35: 171–208.

Riley, E.P. 2006. Ethnoprimatology: toward reconciliation of biological and cultural anthropology. Ecological and Environmental Anthropology 2: 1–10.

Strum, S. 2000. Primate encounters: models of science, gender and society. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.