Description - Anthropology and Child Development by Robert A. LeVine
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
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Author Biography - Robert A. LeVine
Robert A. LeVine is a professor emeritus of education and anthropology at Harvard University. He has been investigating child rearing and development for more than 50 years, in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. His recent books include
Childhood Socialization: Comparative Studies of Parents, Learning and Educational Change (2003),
Japanese Frames of Mind: Cultural Perspectives on Human Development (2001), and
Child Care and Culture: Lessons from Africa (1994).
Rebecca S. New is associate professor of education and research fellow at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She has spent three decades studying the cultural nature of child development and early education, most often in Italy and recently in Head Start programs serving immigrant populations. Publications include the four-volume Early Childhood Education: An International Encyclopedia (2007).