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作者 Martin, Wednesday
書名 Primates of Park Avenue : a memoir / Wednesday Martin, Ph.D
出版項 New York : Simon & Schuster, 2015
國際標準書號 9781476762623 (hardcover)
9781476762715 (paperback)
9781476762722 (ebook)
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  F128.68.U63 M37 2015    在架上    30610020472577
版本 First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition
說明 vii, 248 pages ; 22 cm
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附註 "Like an urban Dian Fossey, Wednesday Martin decodes the primate social behaviors of Upper East Side mothers in a brilliantly original and witty memoir about her adventures assimilating into that most secretive and elite tribe. After marrying a man from the Upper East Side and moving to the neighborhood, Wednesday Martin struggled to fit in. Drawing on her background in anthropology and primatology, she tried looking at her new world through that lens, and suddenly things fell into place. She understood the other mothers' snobbiness at school drop-off when she compared them to olive baboons. Her obsessional quest for a Hermes Birkin handbag made sense when she realized other females wielded them to establish dominance in their troop. And so she analyzed tribal migration patterns; display rituals; physical adornment, mutilation, and mating practices; extra-pair copulation; and more. Her conclusions are smart, thought-provoking, and hilariously unexpected. Every city has its Upper East Side, and in Wednesday's memoir, readers everywhere will recognize the strange cultural codes of powerful social hierarchies and the compelling desire to climb them. They will also see that Upper East Side mothers want the same things for their children that all mothers want--safety, happiness, and success--and not even sky-high penthouses and chauffeured SUVs can protect this ecologically released tribe from the universal experiences of anxiety and loss. When Wednesday's life turns upside down, she learns how deep the bonds of female friendship really are. Intelligent, funny, and heartfelt, Primates of Park Avenue lifts a veil on a secret, elite world within a world--the exotic, fascinating, and strangely familiar culture of privileged Manhattan motherhood"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-246)
Comme il Faut -- Playdate Pariah -- Going Native : Mommy Wants a Birkin -- Manhattan Geisha -- Girls Club of Manhattan -- A Xanax and a Bloody Mary -- A Rainy Day -- Summary Fieldnotes
主題 Martin, Wednesday
Upper East Side (New York, N.Y.) -- Biography
New York (N.Y.) -- Biography
Mothers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Biography
Mothers -- New York (State) -- New York -- Social life and customs
Primates -- Behavior -- Miscellanea
Interpersonal relations -- New York (State) -- New York
Upper East Side (New York, N.Y.) -- Social life and customs
New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs. bisacsh
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / Motherhood. bisacsh
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural. bisacsh
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