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

Publication Info. Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1994.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  305.231096 C536C    Check Shelf
Description xx, 346 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [319]-331) and index.
Subject Children, Gusii -- Kenya -- Kisii District.
Women, Gusii -- Kenya -- Kisii District -- Family relationships.
Child rearing -- Kenya -- Kisii District -- Cross-cultural studies.
Socialization -- Kenya -- Kisii District -- Cross-cultural studies.
Child rearing -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Cross-cultural studies.
Socialization -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Cross-cultural studies.
Added Author LeVine, Robert A. (Robert Alan), 1932-
ISBN 0521331714 hardback
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