Cross-Cultural Roots of Minority Child Development / Edition 1

Cross-Cultural Roots of Minority Child Development / Edition 1

by Patricia M. Greenfield
     
 

ISBN-10: 0805812245

ISBN-13: 9780805812244

Pub. Date: 06/28/1994

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book constitutes the first time in the field of developmental psychology that cross-cultural roots of minority child development have been studied in their ancestral societies in a systematic way—and by an international group of researchers. Most child development and child psychology texts take cultural diversity in development into account only as an

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This book constitutes the first time in the field of developmental psychology that cross-cultural roots of minority child development have been studied in their ancestral societies in a systematic way—and by an international group of researchers. Most child development and child psychology texts take cultural diversity in development into account only as an addendum or as a special case—it is not integrated into a comprehensive theory or model of development. The purpose of this text is to redress this situation by enlisting insiders' and outsiders' perspectives on socialization and development in a diverse sampling of the world's cultures, including developing regions that often lack the means to speak for themselves in the arena of international social science.

The unique feature of this text is the paradigm. For the minority groups represented, the questions focused on how development was behaviorally expressed within the culture of origin and in new societal contexts. Thus, developmental issues—such as language and mother-child interactions—for African-American children are considered in the United States as well as in the African culture of origin and in France as a country of immigration. This paradigm is considered for African and Asian cultures and the Americas, including Hispanics from Mexico as well as Native Americans.

Specific questions posed consider the extent to which:

• the development and socialization of minority children can be seen as continuous with their ancestral cultures;

• the cultural and political conditions in the United States, Canada, and France have modified developmental and socialization processes, yielding discontinuities with ancestral cultures;

• the ancestral cultures have changed, yielding cross-generational discontinuities in the development and socialization of immigrants from the very same countries.

• the role of interdependence and independence in developmental scripts can account for historical continuities and discontinuities in development and socialization, both across and within cultures.

These questions not only provide the unifying theme of this unique book but also a model for conceptualizing multi-culturalism within a unified framework for developmental psychology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805812244
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Independence and Interdependence as Developmental Scripts: Implications for Theory, Research, and Practice1
2Maternal Behavior in a Mexican Community: The Changing Environments of Children41
3Socializing Young Children in Mexican-American Families: An Intergenerational Perspective55
4Intergroup Differences Among Native Americans in Socialization and Child Cognition: An Ethnogenetic Analysis87
5Revaluing Native-American Concepts of Development and Education107
6From Natal Culture to School Culture to Dominant Society Culture: Supporting Transitions for Pueblo Indian Students115
7Socialization of Nso Children in the Bamenda Grassfields of Northwest Cameroon133
8Language and Socialization of the Child in African Families Living in France147
9Language Development and Socialization in Young African-American Children167
10Children's Street Work in Urban Nigeria: Dilemma of Modernizing Tradition197
11Individualism, Collectivism, and Child Development: A Korean Perspective227
12Mother and Child in Japanese Socialization: A Japan-U.S. Comparison259
13Two Modes of Cognitive Socialization in Japan and the United States275
14Cognitive Socialization in Confucian Heritage Cultures285
15Moving Away From Stereotypes and Preconceptions: Students and Their Education in East Asia and the United States315
16East-Asian Academic Success in the United States: Family, School, and Community Explanations323
17Continuities and Discontinuities in the Cognitive Socialization of Asian-Originated Children: The Case of Japanese Americans351
18From Cultural Differences to Differences in Cultural Frame of Reference365
19Ecologically Valid Frameworks of Development: Accounting for Continuities and Discontinuities Across Contexts393
Author Index411
Subject Index421

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