The Resource Primates of Park Avenue : a memoir, Wednesday Martin, PHD

Primates of Park Avenue : a memoir, Wednesday Martin, PHD

Label
Primates of Park Avenue : a memoir
Title
Primates of Park Avenue
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Wednesday Martin, PHD
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Like an urban Dian Fossey, Wednesday Martin decodes the primate social behaviors of Upper East Side mothers in a 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. 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
Title
Primates of Park Avenue
Creator
Summary
The author, a professional anthropologist, compares the behavior of the wealthy mothers of the Upper East Side in New York City that she lived among to primate social behavior, with its rules and rituals about dominance, display, hierarchy, mating practices, physical adornment, and anxiety
Subject
Genre
Tone
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books 2015
Biography type
autobiography
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10429082
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
974.7/1
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
F128.68.U63
LC item number
M37 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
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Wednesday Martin, Ph.D
Label
Primates of Park Avenue : a memoir, Wednesday Martin, PHD
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-246)
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
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Carrier MARC source
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Content category
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Content type code
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Content type MARC source
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Contents
Comme il Faut -- Playdate Pariah -- Going Native: Mommy Wants a Birkin -- Manhattan Geisha -- A Girl's Night In -- A Xanax and a Bloody Mary: Manhattan Moms on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown -- A Rainy Day -- Summary Fieldnotes
Control code
21054584
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
vii, 248 pages
Isbn
9781476762623
Lccn
2014041481
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781476762623
Other physical details
maps
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
21054584
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn904334968
  • (OCoLC)904334968

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