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Biosocial Perspectives on Children : Biosocial Society Symposium Series - Catherine Panter-Brick

Biosocial Perspectives on Children

Biosocial Society Symposium Series

By: Catherine Panter-Brick (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 26th May 2011
ISBN: 9780521572972
Number Of Pages: 176

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Childhood is a uniquely human life-stage, and is both a biological phenomenon and a social construct. Research on children is currently of wide-ranging interest. This groundbreaking book presents reviews of childhood from four major areas of interest--human evolution, sociology/social anthropology, biomedical anthropology and developmental psychology--to form a biosocial, cross-cultural understanding of childhood. The book places a strong emphasis on how childhood varies from culture to culture, offering examples from developed and developing countries, as well as from other animal species. It will be of interest to students and scholars within the fields of human biology, anthropology, sociology, health studies, and developmental psychology.

'This book is well written and well produced. Nevertheless, this book is a valuable addition to the classrooms and libraries of those of us who work with children.' Deborah L. Crooks, American Journal of Human Biology 'I can't help but recommend a copy of this little gem for the library of all those working in the biosocial sciences.' Human Biology

Introduction: biosocial research on children
Evolutionary and biological aspects of childhood
From the child's point of view: issues in the social construction of childhood
Biological anthropology and child health: context, process and outcome
Child psychology and anthropology: an environmental view
The meeting of nature and nurture and the development of children: some conclusions
Glossary
Index
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ISBN: 9780521572972
ISBN-10: 0521572975
Series: Biosocial Society Symposium Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 26th May 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.43