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The Everyday Lives of Young Children: Culture, Class, and Child Rearing in Diverse Societies (Paperback)
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The Everyday Lives of Young Children: Culture, Class, and Child Rearing in Diverse Societies (Paperback)

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Paperback 328 Pages / Published: 23/08/2010
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Where do young children spend their time? What activities are they involved in and who do they interact with? How do these activities and interactions vary across different societies and cultural groups? This book provides answers to these questions, by describing the lives of three-year-olds in the United States, Russia, Estonia, Finland, South Korea, Kenya and Brazil. Each child was followed for the equivalent of one complete waking day, whether at home, in childcare, on the streets or at the shops. Graphic displays and verbal descriptions of the children's everyday activities and interactions reveal both the ways in which culture influences children's lives and the ways in which children play a role in changing the cultural groups of which they are a part. This book also has a clear theoretical rationale and illustrates why and how to do cultural-ecological research.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521148481
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm


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Review of the hardback: '... a welcome addition ... Tudge's work makes important conceptual and empirical contributions to the developmental literature. It presents us with compelling arguments about the need to justify the choice of cultural units and observational categories in describing children's daily activities. It offers a theoretical framework for the study of culture and development, and proposes a broader conception of ethnographic research methodology. Finally, this work enables us to better understand the children of the majority world while providing new information about the children of the Western industrial world as it also guides future research in significant ways.' Human Development
"...a welcome addition...Tudge's work makes important conceptual and empirical contributions to the developmental literature. It presents us with compelling arguments about the need to justify the choice of cultural units and observational categories in describing children's daily activities. It offers a theoretical framework for the study of culture and development, and proposes a broader conception of ethnographic research methodology. Finally, this work enables us to better understand the children of the majority world while providing new information about the children of the Western industrial world as it also guides future research in significant ways." --Human Development, Artin Goencu and Barbara Abel, University of Illinois at Chicago
"... a breakthrough contribution. The multidisciplinary nature of the work also invites readers to consider culture in all of its complexity and fluidity, and presents interesting possibilities for studying education, urbanicity, and childrearing as shaped by-and as they shape-culture... this work pushes the boundaries of research typically classified as ``cross-cultural'' by spotlighting children in urban settings around the world and by including comparisons not only across societies but also within societies..." --Fabienne Doucet, New York University, Journal of Marriage and Family

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