Child 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 the concept of 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. 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. This text will be of interest to researchers in child development and anthropology.
Author: Robert A. Levine, Constance Keefer, T. Berry Brazelton Publisher: Cambridge University Press Published: 01/30/1997 Pages: 380 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 1.25lbs Size: 9.20h x 6.10w x 0.80d ISBN: 9780521575461