Growing Young / Edition 2

Growing Young / Edition 2

by Ashley Montagu, Jack Ruppert
     
 

ISBN-10: 089789166X

ISBN-13: 9780897891660

Pub. Date: 12/30/1988

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

In this new, revised edition of his landmark book, Montagu compels us to reevaluate the way we think about growth and development, in all its phases, throughout life. Humans are designed to grow and develop their childlike qualities, and not to become the ossified adults prescribed by society. Montagu demonstrates how our culture, schools, and families are in…  See more details below

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In this new, revised edition of his landmark book, Montagu compels us to reevaluate the way we think about growth and development, in all its phases, throughout life. Humans are designed to grow and develop their childlike qualities, and not to become the ossified adults prescribed by society. Montagu demonstrates how our culture, schools, and families are in conspiracy against such childlike traits as the need to love, to learn, to wonder, to know, to explore, to think, to experiment, to be imaginative, creative and curious, to sing, dance, or play. He also reveals the many links between physical and mental aging and tells how to prevent "psychosclerosis," the hardening of the mind, so that we can die young--as late as possible. "The best statement ever written on the most important, neglected theme of human life and evolution." Stephen Jay Gould, Harvard University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897891660
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
12/30/1988
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
306
Sales rank:
613,591
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Neoteny and Human Biological Evolution

The Evolution of Human Behavior

Advantages of Immaturity: A Womb with a View

The Child

The Neotenous Traits of the Child

Those Whom the Gods Love

Import

Appendix: The History of Neoteny

Index

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