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In Admiration of Linda Marie Fedigan

  • Emőke J. E. SzathmáryEmail author
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Part of the Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects book series (DIPR)

Abstract

 This chapter is a tribute to Linda Fedigan, and gives some of the reasons why anthropologists world-wide, as well as the broader Canadian society, admire Linda's achievements and her person. It provides a summary of her early life; it outlines her questioning at the onset of her career the theory, practise and meaning of primate behavioural studies, and indicates her recognition of interrelationships as well as conflicts among primate studies, feminism and scientific objectivity. The tribute notes the conferral on Linda of the Order of Canada, the highest civilian honour in the Canadian Honours system. She received it for contributions that advanced understanding of the behaviour of several non-human primate species, and for her able and extensive mentoring of young primatologists. A brief exposition of her accomplishments in these areas and the scientific recognition she received for them, is provided. The chapter concludes on a personal note, reflecting the rationale that grounds the chapter in this liber amicorum.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.St. Paul’s College, University of ManitobaWinnipegCanada

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