A World of Babies: Imagined Childcare Guides for Seven Societies (BOK)

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Are babies divine, or do they have the devil in them? Should parents talk to their infants, or is it a waste of time? Answers to questions about the nature and nurture of infants appear in this book as advice to parents in seven world societies. Imagine what Dr Spock might have written if he were a healer from Bali ...or an Aboriginal grandmother from the Australian desert ...or a diviner from a rural village in West Africa. As the seven childcare 'manuals' in this book reveal, experts worldwide offer intriguingly different advice to new parents. The creative format of this book brings alive a rich fund of ethnographic knowledge, vividly illustrating a simple but powerful truth: there exist many models of babyhood, each shaped by deeply held values and widely varying cultural contexts. After reading this book, you will never again view child rearing as a matter of 'common sense'.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2000 Forlag
CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
ISBN 9780521664752 Antall sider 298
Dimensjoner 15,2cm x 22,8cm x 1,7cm Vekt 440 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Andre medvirkende Alma Gottlieb, Judy S. DeLoache
Emner og form Social & cultural anthropology, ethnography, Sociology: family & relationships