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The Resource Acquiring culture : cross cultural studies in child development, edited by Gustav Jahoda, Ioan Lewis, (electronic book)

Acquiring culture : cross cultural studies in child development, edited by Gustav Jahoda, Ioan Lewis, (electronic book)

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Acquiring culture : cross cultural studies in child development
Title
Acquiring culture
Title remainder
cross cultural studies in child development
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edited by Gustav Jahoda, Ioan Lewis
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Language
eng
Summary
Both disciplines of anthropology and psychology had largely ignored the way in which children from birth onwards learn to become competent members of their culture. This process, which has been called 'the quintessential human adaptation', constitutes the theme of this volume, originally published in 1988.
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  • StDuBDS
  • StDuBDS
Dewey number
155.4
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no index present
LC call number
BF723.S6
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Jahoda, Gustav
  • Lewis, I. M.
Series statement
Psychology revivals
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  • Social perception in children
  • Child psychology
  • Cognition and culture
Summary expansion
Until the 70s and 80s anthropologists studying different cultures had mainly confined themselves to the behaviour and idea systems of adults. Psychologists, on the other hand, working mainly in Europe and America, had studied child development in their own settings and simply assumed the universality of their findings. Thus both disciplines had largely ignored a crucial problem area: the way in which children from birth onwards learn to become competent members of their culture. This process, which has been called t̀he quintessential human adaptation', constitutes the theme of this volume, originally published in 1988. It derives from a workshop held at the London School of Economics which brought together fieldworkers who in their studies had paid more than usual attention to children in their cultures. Their experience and foci of interest were varied but this very diversity serves to illuminate different facets of the acquisition of culture by children, ranging in age from pre-verbal infants to adolescents. Evolutionarily primed for culture-learning, children are responsive to a rich web of influences from subtle and indirect as in their music and dance to direct teaching in the family guided by culture-specific ideas about child psychology. Some of the salient things they learn relate to gender, status and power, critical for the functioning of all societies. The introductory essay provides the necessary historical background of the development of child study in both anthropology and psychology and outlined how future research in the ethnography of childhood should proceed. The book concludes with an annotated bibliography providing a guide to the literature from 1970 onwards
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Acquiring culture : cross cultural studies in child development, edited by Gustav Jahoda, Ioan Lewis, (electronic book)
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Originally published: London: Croom Helm, 1988
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text
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Contents
<p>Preface. <i>Gustav Jahoda and I.M. Lewis</i> Introduction: Child Development in Psychology and Anthropology <b>Part 1: Non-verbal Processes in the Acquisition of Culture </b>1. <i>Colwyn Trevarthen</i> Universal Co-operative Motives: How Infants Begin to Know the Language and Culture of their Parents 2. <i>John Blacking</i> Dance and Music in Venda Children's Cognitive Development 1956-8 3. <i>Angela Hobart</i> The Shadow Play and Operetta as Mediums of Education in Bali <b>Part 2: Cognitive Development and Indigenous Psychology</b> 4. <i>Signe Howell</i> From Child to Human: Chewong Concepts of Self 5. <i>Joanna Overing</i> Personal Autonomy and the Domestication of the Self in Piaroa Society 6. <i>Ida Nicolaisen</i> Concepts and Learning Among the Punan Bah of Sarawak <b>Part 3: Cognitive Development, Gender and Hierarchy </b>7. <i>Christina Toren</i> Children's Perceptions of Gender and Hierarchy in Fiji 8. <i>Katherine Platt</i> Cognitive Development and Sex Roles on the Kerkennah Islands of Tunisia 9. <i>Tarama Dragadze</i> Sex Roles and State Roles in Soviet Georgia: Two Styles of Infant Socialisation. <i>Christina Toren</i> Annotated Bibliography: Recent Studies of Ethnography of Childhood. Index</p>
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AH28398453
Extent
368 pages
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electronic
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After 5 minutes Preview, click on &#x32;Request Access&#x33;, fill in a form with your details. If triggered, the book will be loaned and tied to the one user for 1 week, during which time users can read or download as they choose. 4th user request triggers auto-purchase
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9781317534402
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(ebk)
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computer
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rdamedia
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remote
Label
Acquiring culture : cross cultural studies in child development, edited by Gustav Jahoda, Ioan Lewis, (electronic book)
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Croom Helm, 1988
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
<p>Preface. <i>Gustav Jahoda and I.M. Lewis</i> Introduction: Child Development in Psychology and Anthropology <b>Part 1: Non-verbal Processes in the Acquisition of Culture </b>1. <i>Colwyn Trevarthen</i> Universal Co-operative Motives: How Infants Begin to Know the Language and Culture of their Parents 2. <i>John Blacking</i> Dance and Music in Venda Children's Cognitive Development 1956-8 3. <i>Angela Hobart</i> The Shadow Play and Operetta as Mediums of Education in Bali <b>Part 2: Cognitive Development and Indigenous Psychology</b> 4. <i>Signe Howell</i> From Child to Human: Chewong Concepts of Self 5. <i>Joanna Overing</i> Personal Autonomy and the Domestication of the Self in Piaroa Society 6. <i>Ida Nicolaisen</i> Concepts and Learning Among the Punan Bah of Sarawak <b>Part 3: Cognitive Development, Gender and Hierarchy </b>7. <i>Christina Toren</i> Children's Perceptions of Gender and Hierarchy in Fiji 8. <i>Katherine Platt</i> Cognitive Development and Sex Roles on the Kerkennah Islands of Tunisia 9. <i>Tarama Dragadze</i> Sex Roles and State Roles in Soviet Georgia: Two Styles of Infant Socialisation. <i>Christina Toren</i> Annotated Bibliography: Recent Studies of Ethnography of Childhood. Index</p>
Control code
AH28398453
Extent
368 pages
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
After 5 minutes Preview, click on &#x32;Request Access&#x33;, fill in a form with your details. If triggered, the book will be loaned and tied to the one user for 1 week, during which time users can read or download as they choose. 4th user request triggers auto-purchase
Isbn
9781317534402
Isbn Type
(ebk)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote

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