This unprecedented collection of articles is an introduction to the study of cultural variations in childhood across the world and to the theoretical frameworks for investigating and interpreting them.
Presents a history of cross-cultural approaches to child-development
Recent articles examine diverse contexts of childhood in ecological, semiotic, and sociolinguistic terms
Includes ethnographic studies of childhood in the Pacific, Africa, Latin America, East Asia, Europe and North America
Illuminates the process through which people become the bearers of culturally/historically specific identities
Serves as an ideal text for anthropology courses focusing on childhood, as well as classes on development psychology