Touching The Human Significance of the Skin

ISBN-10: 0060960280
ISBN-13: 9780060960285
Edition: 3rd 1986
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Book details

List price: $17.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1986
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9/10/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

With more than 300,000 copies sold, this landmark book is an impressive examination of the importance of touching. "All professionals concerned with human behavior will find something of value. . . . Parents . . . can gain insight into the nurturing needs of infants."--Janet Rhoads, American Journal of Occupational Therapy

Ashley Montagu is a writer, editor, and anthropologist. He was born in London, England, on June 28, 1905. Montagu studied psychology and anthropology at the University of London and the University of Florence For nearly twenty years, Montagu taught anatomy at New York University, Hahnemann Medical College, and Rutgers University. He became the chairman of the anthropology department at Rutgers. Montagu is the author or editor of more than 60 books. He has written articles for such magazines as The Ladies Home Journal and The Saturday Review. Montagu received numerous awards and honors, including the Distinguished Achievement Award of The American Anthropological Association and the Darwin Award of the Society of American Physical Anthropologists.

Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the Third Edition
Acknowledgments
The Mind of the Skin
The Womb of Time
Breastfeeding
Tender, Loving Care
The Physiological Effects of Touching
Skin and Sex
Growth and Development
Culture and Contact
Touch and Age
Envoi
Therapeutic Touch
The Effects upon the Mother of Removal of the Infant Immediately after Birth
References
Index

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