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The form and function of warning displays

Graeme D. Ruxton, Thomas N. Sherratt, and Michael P. Speed

in Avoiding Attack: The Evolutionary Ecology of Crypsis, Warning Signals and Mimicry

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528609
eISBN:
9780191713392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528609.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Some prey that have secondary defences warn potential predators of these defences by means of conspicuous signals. Such aposematic signals are generally considered to aid in predators learning to ... More


The initial evolution of warning displays

Graeme D. Ruxton, Thomas N. Sherratt, and Michael P. Speed

in Avoiding Attack: The Evolutionary Ecology of Crypsis, Warning Signals and Mimicry

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198528609
eISBN:
9780191713392
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528609.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter considers the mechanisms by which aposematic signals might evolve and be maintained. Of particular importance are the roles of spatial aggregation and kin selection in the evolution of ... More


Conclusions: Living in a Veblenian World

Lilach Gilady

in The Price of Prestige: Conspicuous Consumption in International Relations

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226433202
eISBN:
9780226433349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226433349.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter considers two examples of contemporary conspicuous consumption, the giant bronze statue in Senegal and the proposed resurrection of the Colossus of Rhodes in Greece, to illustrate the ... More


In Your Face: Professional Improprieties and the Art of Being Conspicuous in Sixteenth-Century Italy

Douglas Biow

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762151
eISBN:
9780804773379
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762151.001.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This book concentrates on the Renaissance concern with “self-fashioning” by examining how a group of Renaissance artists and writers encoded their own improprieties in their works of art. In the ... More


Found

Sally McKee

in The Exile's Song: Edmond Dédé and the Unfinished Revolutions of the Atlantic World

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780300221367
eISBN:
9780300224696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300221367.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explains how the contradictory forces of invisibility and conspicuousness that worked incessantly upon dark-skinned black men and women living in societies dominated by European cultural ... More


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