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Anthropology and child development : a cross-cultural reader

Author: Robert A LeVine; Rebecca Staples New
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., ©2008.
Series: Blackwell anthologies in social and cultural anthropology, 11.
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This unprecedented collection of articles is an introduction to the study of cultural variations in childhood across the world and to the theoretical frameworks for investigating and interpreting  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A LeVine; Rebecca Staples New
ISBN: 9780631229759 0631229752 9780631229766 0631229760
OCLC Number: 124036197
Description: x, 324 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Robert A. LeVine, Rebecca S. New --
pt. I. Discovering diversity in childhood : early works --
Introduction --
1. Plasticity in child development / Franz Boas --
2. The ethnography of childhood / Margaret Mead --
3. Childhood in the Trobriand Islands, Melanesia / Bronislaw Malinowski --
4. Tallensi childhood in Ghana / Meyer Fortes --
5. Continuities and discontinuities in cultural conditioning / Ruth Benedict --
pt. II. Infant care : cultural variation in parental goals and practices --
Introduction --
6. The comparative study of parenting --
Robert A. LeVine, Suzanne Dixon, Sarah E. LeVine, Amy Richman, Constance Keefer, P. Herbert Liederman, T. Berry Brazelton --
7. Infant care in the Kalahari Desert / Melvin J. Konner --
8. Multiple caregiving in the Ituri Forest / Edward Z. Tronick, Gilda A. Morelli, Steve Winn --
9. Fathers and infants among Aka pygmies / Barry S. Hewlett --
10. Swaddling, cradleboards and the development of children / James S. Chisholm --
11. Talking and playing with babies : ideologies of child-rearing / Catherine Snow, Akke de Blauw, Ghislaine Van Roosmalen --
12. Attachment anthropological perspective / Robert A. LeVine, Karin Norman --
13. An experiment in infant care : children of the kibbutz / Melford E. Spiro with the assistance of Audrey G. Spiro. pt. III. Early childhood : language acquisition, socialization and enculturation --
Introduction --
14. The acquisition of communicative style in Japanese / Patricia M. Clancy --
15. Why African children are so hard to test / Sara Harkness, Charles M. Super --
16. Autonomy and aggression in the three-year-old : the Utku Eskimo case / Jean L. Briggs --
17. Narrating transgressions in U.S. and Taiwan / Peggy J. Miller, Todd L. Sandel, Chung-Hui Liang, Heidi Fung --
18. Child's play in Italian perspective / Rebecca S. New --
19. Discussione and friendship in Italian peer culture / William A. Corsaro, Thomas A. Rizzo --
pt. IV. Middle and later childhood : work, play, participation, learning --
Introduction --
20. Age and responsibility / Barbara Rogoff, Martha Julia Sellers, Sergio Pirrotta, Nathan Fox, Sheldon H. White --
21. Child and sibling caregiving / Thomas S. Weisner, Ronald Gallimore --
22. Altruistic and egoistic behavior of children in six cultures / John W.M. Whiting, Beatrice Blyth Whiting --
23. Children's daily lives among the Yucatec Maya / Suzanne Gaskins --
24. Children's work, play and relationships among the Giriama of Kenya / Martha Wenger.
Series Title: Blackwell anthologies in social and cultural anthropology, 11.
Responsibility: edited by Robert A. LeVine and Rebecca S. New.
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