|LeVine, Robert A. / New, Rebecca S. (eds.)|
Anthropology and Child Development
A Cross-Cultural Reader
Blackwell Anthologies in Social and Cultural Anthropology
1. Edition January 2008
2008. 336 Pages, Hardcover
ISBN 978-0-631-22975-9 - John Wiley & Sons
Also available as Softcover.
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 them.
* Presents a history of cross-cultural approaches to child-development
* Recent articles examine diverse contexts of childhood in ecological, semiotic, and sociolinguistic terms
* Includes ethnographic studies of childhood in the Pacific, Africa, Latin America, East Asia, Europe and North America
* Illuminates the process through which people become the bearers of culturally/historically specific identities
* Serves as an ideal text for anthropology courses focusing on childhood, as well as classes on development psychology
From the contents
Introduction: Robert A. LeVine and Rebecca S. New.
Part I: Discovering Diversity in Childhood: Early Works.
Part II: Infant Care: Cultural Variation in Parental Goals and Practices.
Part III: Early Childhood: Language Acquisition, Socialization and Enculturation.
Part IV: Middle and Later Childhood: Work, Play, Participation, Learning.