The Anthropology of Childhood: Cherubs, Chattel, Changelings

The Anthropology of Childhood: Cherubs, Chattel, Changelings

David F. Lancy


How are young children raised in numerous cultures? what's the position of kids in society? How are households and groups established round them? Now to be had in a revised version, this ebook units out to respond to those questions, and argues that our universal understandings approximately young children are narrowly culture-bound. Enriched with anecdotes from ethnography and the day-by-day media, the booklet examines family members constitution, replica, profiles of kid's caretakers inside of relations or neighborhood, their remedy at diverse a while, their play, paintings, education, and transition to maturity. the result's a nuanced and credible photo of formative years in numerous cultures, earlier and current. Organised developmentally, relocating from infancy via to youth and early maturity, this re-creation reports and catalogues the findings of over a hundred years of anthropological scholarship facing early life and formative years, drawing on over 750 newly extra resources, and interesting with newly rising matters correct to the area of adolescence at the present time.

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