Biosocial Perspectives on Children / Edition 1

Biosocial Perspectives on Children / Edition 1

by Catherine Panter-Brick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521575958

ISBN-13: 9780521575959

Pub. Date: 04/28/1998

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Biologically, childhood is the stage from weaning to when the brain stops growing and gaining weight at around 7 years of age, but most societies consider childhood to continue up to puberty. Childhood is therefore both a biological phenomenon and a social construct. This readable collection will enlighten and inform students and scholars wishing to gain an…  See more details below

Overview

Biologically, childhood is the stage from weaning to when the brain stops growing and gaining weight at around 7 years of age, but most societies consider childhood to continue up to puberty. Childhood is therefore both a biological phenomenon and a social construct. This readable collection will enlighten and inform students and scholars wishing to gain an understanding of how childhood has evolved, how it varies across cultures and why it is uniquely human.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521575959
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Series:
Biosocial Society Symposium Series, #10
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
1Introduction: biosocial research on children
2Evolutionary and biological aspects of childhood
3From the child's point of view: issues in the social construction of childhood
4Biological anthropology and child health: context, process and outcome
5Child psychology and anthropology: an environmental view
6The meeting of nature and nurture and the development of children: some conclusions
Glossary
Index of selected authors
Index of ethnographic examples
Subject index

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