The Resource Child care and culture : lessons from Africa, Robert A. LeVine [and others] ; with the collaboration of James Caron [and others]

Child care and culture : lessons from Africa, Robert A. LeVine [and others] ; with the collaboration of James Caron [and others]

Label
Child care and culture : lessons from Africa
Title
Child care and culture
Title remainder
lessons from Africa
Statement of responsibility
Robert A. LeVine [and others] ; with the collaboration of James Caron [and others]
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Child Care and Culture examines parenthood, infancy, and early childhood in an African community, raising provocative questions about "normal" child care. Comparing the Gusii people of Kenya with the American white middle class, the authors show how divergent cultural priorities create differing conditions for early childhood development
  • Gusii mothers, who bear ten children on average, focus on goals of survival during infancy and compliance during early childhood, following a cultural model of maternal behavior for achieving these goals. Their practices are successful in a local context but diverge sharply from those considered normal or optimal in North America and Europe, especially in terms of cognitive stimulation, social engagement, emotional arousal, verbal responsiveness, and emotional support for exploration and conversation. Combining the perspectives of social anthropology, pediatrics, and developmental psychology, the authors demonstrate how child care customs can be responsive to varied socioeconomic, demographic, and cultural conditions without inflicting harm on children
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DT433.545.G86
LC item number
C55 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1932-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
LeVine, Robert A.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children, Gusii
  • Women, Gusii
  • Child rearing
  • Socialization
  • Child rearing
  • Socialization
  • Kinderen
  • Opvoeding
  • Kinderverzorging
  • Gusii
  • Éducation de la première enfance
  • Éducation des enfants
  • Parents et enfants
  • Femmes Gusii
  • Erziehung
  • Kultur
  • Aufsatzsammlung
  • Kinderpflege
  • Afrika
Label
Child care and culture : lessons from Africa, Robert A. LeVine [and others] ; with the collaboration of James Caron [and others]
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [319]-331) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Urie Bronfenbrenner -- pt. I. African infancy: Frameworks for understanding. 1. The comparative study of child care. 2. Infant care in sub-Saharan Africa -- pt. II. Parenthood among the Gusii of Kenya. 3. Gusii culture: A person-centered perspective. 4. Gusii fertility, marriage, and family. 5. Pregnancy and birth -- pt. III. Infant care and development in a Gusii community. 6. Infant care: Cultural norms and interpersonal environment. 7. Survival and health: Priorities for early development. 8. Communication and social learning during infancy. 9. Variations in infant interaction: Illustrative cases -- pt. IV. Interpretations. 10. Early child development in an African context: Comparative lessons -- Appendix A Fieldwork procedures: Initial phases and planning -- Appendix B Coding categories for spot observations -- Appendix C Blankhart Nutrition Questionnaire -- Appendix D Temperament Assessment Method -- Appendix E Coding categories for narrative observations
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 346 pages
Isbn
9780521331715
Lccn
93033584
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29026240
  • (OCoLC)ocm29026240
Label
Child care and culture : lessons from Africa, Robert A. LeVine [and others] ; with the collaboration of James Caron [and others]
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [319]-331) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword / Urie Bronfenbrenner -- pt. I. African infancy: Frameworks for understanding. 1. The comparative study of child care. 2. Infant care in sub-Saharan Africa -- pt. II. Parenthood among the Gusii of Kenya. 3. Gusii culture: A person-centered perspective. 4. Gusii fertility, marriage, and family. 5. Pregnancy and birth -- pt. III. Infant care and development in a Gusii community. 6. Infant care: Cultural norms and interpersonal environment. 7. Survival and health: Priorities for early development. 8. Communication and social learning during infancy. 9. Variations in infant interaction: Illustrative cases -- pt. IV. Interpretations. 10. Early child development in an African context: Comparative lessons -- Appendix A Fieldwork procedures: Initial phases and planning -- Appendix B Coding categories for spot observations -- Appendix C Blankhart Nutrition Questionnaire -- Appendix D Temperament Assessment Method -- Appendix E Coding categories for narrative observations
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 346 pages
Isbn
9780521331715
Lccn
93033584
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29026240
  • (OCoLC)ocm29026240

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