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Title   Anthropology of Childhood : Cherubs Chattel Changelings 

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Author   LANCY David  ISBN   9781107420984  Add to shopping cart   
Publisher   Cambridge University Press  Group   Sci/Hum. View shopping cart
Binding   Paperback Category   Anthropology  Terms and conditions
Edition   2 Type   Go back
Publication Year   2014 
Subject   Age groups: children 
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Synopsis How are children raised in different cultures?
What is the role of children in society?
How are families and communities structured around them?

Now available in a revised edition, this book sets out to answer these questions, and argues that our common understandings about children are narrowly culture-bound. Enriched with anecdotes from ethnography and the daily media, the book examines family structure, reproduction, profiles of children's caretakers within family or community, their treatment at different ages, their play, work, schooling, and transition to adulthood. The result is a nuanced and credible picture of childhood in different cultures, past and present. Organised developmentally, moving from infancy through to adolescence and early adulthood, this new edition reviews and catalogues the findings of over 100 years of anthropological scholarship dealing with childhood and adolescence, drawing on over 750 newly added sources, and engaging with newly emerging issues relevant to the world of childhood today.

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