Using transcriptions of these monkey calls gathered in field experiments involving playbacks of predator calls (e.g. eagle shrieks and leopard growls), the researchers found greater complexity in expression than previously understood as well as differences in alarm calls between the two locations. The visual and cultural depiction of the relationship between man and monkey is the focus of this seminar. In particular, Andrea Rizzi will explore a specific representation of monkeys in early modern visual images that has received relatively little attention: monkeys as conceptual metaphors for translators and their collaborative work.
The book's title also introduces a continuing visual thread which runs throughout the book. The opening idiom is "monkey business," and Edwards has concealed a monkey somewhere in the illustrations of the remaining idioms. In some cases, these monkeys are quite easy to locate, but others are much more challenging and Edwards does not provide a key. None of this means that all or even any cultural standards will be eliminated; what it does mean is that if they no longer make any sense you can probably do away with them and, if they are to stay in place, people will know why – and your company's culture will make sense instead of simply being a case of monkey see, monkey do.