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    DescriptionChild Care and Culture examines parenthood, infancy, and early childhood in an African community, revealing patterns unanticipated by current theories of child development and raising provocative questions about 'normal' child care in the human species. Comparing the Gusii people of Kenya, whose practices were intensively observed from the combined perspectives of social anthropology, pediatrics, and developmental psychology, with the American white middle class, the authors show how divergent cultural priorities create differing conditions for early childhood development.


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    Title
    Child Care and Culture
    Subtitle
    Lessons from Africa
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert A. Levine, By (author) Sarah LeVine, By (author) Suzanne Dixon, By (author) Amy Richman, By (author) P. Herbert Leiderman, By (author) Constance Keefer, By (author) T. Berry Brazelton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 380
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 26 mm
    Weight: 621 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521575461
    ISBN 10: 052157546X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1H
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.3
    BIC E4L: CHI
    BIC subject category V2: JFSP1, JMC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25350
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    BISAC V2.8: SOC000000
    B&T General Subject: 670
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 09
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Approval Code: A31503200, A31603630
    BISAC V2.8: PSY006000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: PSY004000
    Abridged Dewey: 155
    BISAC V2.8: PSY039000
    BIC subject category V2: 1H
    DC21: 305.231096762
    DC22: 649.15796
    Thema V1.0: JMC, JBSP1
    Edition statement
    Reprint
    Illustrations note
    45 b/w illus. 1 map
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    31 August 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    "Child Care and Culture provides an outstanding model for how to bring population-level cultural or ethnic variation into the study of parenting and human development not only in far-off places like Africa, but everywhere." Thomas S. Weisner, Contemporary Psychology "This book presents not only a wealth of investigation and description about infancy in East Africa, but raises questions about the very foundations of human consciousness...Child Care and Culture provides an interesting and provocative look at American theories in contrast with Gusii practices, and expands concepts of the meaning of early human experience to life in each society." The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease "This well-written and engaging book provides a glimpse into this world and how it has changed over the past 40 years...Child Care and Culture is a valuable and provocative book. It describes an important project and raises interesting questions about the nature and course of human development. Finally, the authors are to be commended for conducting a project that has contributed in both scholarly and humanitarian ways." Mary Gauvain, Mind, Culture, and Activity "Child Care and Culture provides an outsatnding model for how to bring population-level cultural or ethnic variation into the study of parenting and human development..." Thomas S. Weisner, Contemporary Psychology
    Table of contents
    Foreword; List of tables and figures; Preface; Part I. African Infancy: Frameworks For Understanding: 1. The comparative study of child care; 2. Infant care in subsaharan Africa; Part II. Parenthood Among The Gusii of Kenya: 3. Gusii culture: A person-centered perspective; 4. Gusii fertility, marriage, and family; 5. Pregnancy and birth: Part III. Infant Care and Development in a Gusii Community: 6. Infant care: Cultural norms and interpersonal environment; 7. Survival and health: The priorities of parents; 8. Communication and social learning during infancy; 9. Variations in infant interaction: Illustrative cases: Part IV. Interpretations: 10. Early child development in an African context: Comparative lessons; Appendices; References.