Jane Goodall’s Research: discovery and controversies

As a follow up to the blog post, Making Daisy Chains with Gorillas, I am looking at Jane Goodall’s research on chimpanzees by reviewing both examples of her scientific writing for journals (beginning with publications from the 1960s) and her popular writing for the general public.  At the same time, I’m preparing to write an essay for the anthrozoology course, so I have a significant amount of reading to do!  In the meantime, while I compile the next post, I will leave you with this National Geographic video – it provides a good, short and general introduction to discoveries made by Goodall and her approach to her work.  I will discuss  these in detail soon, and also explore the controversies surrounding her research method, which has made other primatologists, as mentioned, want to distance themselves from her tradition.


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