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The anthropology of learning in childhood / edited by David F. Lancy, John Bock, and Suzanne Gaskins
Walnut Creek [Calif.] : AltaMira Press, c2010
book jacket
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 4th Floor  LB1125 .A567 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Educational anthropology
Child development
Learning
Physical Description xi, 483 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary This work offers a large, mural-like portrait of childhood across time, culture, species, and environment. Even a casual reading of the literature on childhood will persuade one that learning is a very important topic that commands the attention of tens of thousands of scholars and practitioners. Yet, anthropological research on children has exerted relatively little influence on this community. This book will change that. The book demonstrates that anthropologists studying childhood can offer a description and theoretically sophisticated account of children's learning and its role in their development, socialization, and enculturation. Further, it demonstrates the particular contribution that children's learning makes to the construction of society and culture as well as the role that culture-acquiring children play in human evolution. Chapters have been contributed in archaeology, primatology, biological and cultural anthropology, and cross-cultural psychology
Contents Pt. I. Understanding the anthropological research. Putting learning in context / David F. Lancy, John Bock, and Suzanne Gaskins -- An evolutionary perspective on learning in social, cultural, and ecological context / John Bock -- The cross-cultural study of children's learning and socialization : a short history / Robert L. Munroe and Mary Gauvain -- Parental ethnotheories of children's learning / Sara Harkness, Charles M. Super, and colleagues -- Pt. II. Learning as a social process. Learning through observation in daily life / Suzanne Gaskins and Ruth Paradise -- Work, play, and learning / Garry Chick -- The role of adults in children's learning / David F. Lancy and M. Annette Grove -- Learning from other children / Ashley E. Maynard and Katrin E. Tovote -- Learning in schools / Leslie C. Moore -- Pt. III. Learning cultural meanings. Learning communicative competence / Laura Sterponi -- Learning morality / Heidi Fung and Benjamin Smith -- Learning gender roles / Heather Montgomery -- Pt. IV. Learning to make a living. Skill learning for survival in nonhuman primates / Kerry Ossi-Lupo -- Learning the environment / Rebecca K. Zarger -- Learning to hunt / Katharine MacDonald -- Learning in and from the past / Patricia L. Crown -- Pt. V. Learning in the 21st century. Learning on the streets : peer socialization in adverse environments / Jon Wolseth -- Children's learning in new settings / David F. Lancy
Alternate Author Lancy, David F
Bock, John C
Gaskins, Suzanne

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