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Cultural Psychology : Essays on Comparative Human Development - James W. Stigler

Cultural Psychology

Essays on Comparative Human Development

By: James W. Stigler (Editor), Richard A. Schweder (Editor), Gilbert Herdt (Editor)

Paperback Published: 18th June 1990
ISBN: 9780521378048
Number Of Pages: 640

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This collection of essays from leading scholars in anthropology, psychology, and linguistics is an outgrowth of the internationally known "Chicago Symposia on Culture and Human Development." It raises the idea of a new discipline of cultural psychology through the study of the relationship between psyche and culture, subject and object, person and world, with special reference to core areas of human development: cognition, learning, self, personality dynamics, and gender. The essays critically examine such questions as: Is there an intrinsic psychic unity to humankind? Can cultural traditions transform the human psyche, resulting less in psychic unity than in ethnic divergences in mind, self, and emotion? Are psychological processes local or specific to the socio-cultural environments in which they are imbedded?

"...this volume is an important contribution to the history of ideas in human development." American Ethnologist "...the ambition of the book is laudable, and it should be praised for setting that goal so high..." Paul L. Harris, Current Anthropology "...required reading for anyone interested in the interrelationship of culture and the human psyche. It is rich in data and exciting ideas." William Irons, Zygon

Preface
Cultural psychology - what is itn++
The Keynote Addresses
On the strange and the familiar in recent anthropological thought
Cultural Cognition
Some propositions about the relations between culture and human cognition
Culture and moral development
The laws of sympathetic magic: a psychological analysis of similarity and contagion
The development from child speaker to naive speaker
Cultural Learning
The socialization of cognition: what's involvedn++
Indexicality and socialization
The culture of acquisition and the practice of understanding
Mathematics learning in Japanese, Chinese, and American classrooms
Cultural Selves
Adolescent rituals and identity conflicts
Sambia nosebleeding rites and male proximity to women
On self characterization
Cultural Coneptions of Psychoanalysis
Stories from Indian psychoanalysis: context and text
The cultural assumptions of psychoanalysis
Infant environments in psychoanalysis: a cross-cultural view
Cultural Domination and Dominions
Male dominance and sexual coercion
The children of Trackton's children: spoken and written language in social change
Cultural mode, identity, and literacy
Mother love and child death in northeast Brazil Nancy
A Skeptical Reflection
Social understanding and the inscription of self
Name index
Subject index
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ISBN: 9780521378048
ISBN-10: 0521378044
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 640
Published: 18th June 1990
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.34 x 15.22  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.87