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Growing up in a Culture of Respect Child Rearing in Highland Peru

ISBN-10: 0292712987
ISBN-13: 9780292712980
Edition: 2006
Authors: Inge Bolin
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Description: The author presents an ethnography that reveals how villagers in one of the world's most rugged and poverty stricken regions rear their children to be exceptionally respectful, well adjusted and academically talented.

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Book details

Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 3/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682

The author presents an ethnography that reveals how villagers in one of the world's most rugged and poverty stricken regions rear their children to be exceptionally respectful, well adjusted and academically talented.

Inge Bolin is a Research Associate in Anthropology at Malaspina University College in British Columbia, Canada.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Raising Children in Poverty
Village Structure, Living Conditions, and Subsistence Strategies
Fieldwork and Research Methods
Change: For Better or for Worse
Central Ideas of Chapters
From the Womb to the Cradle
Pregnancy and Its Prevention
Giving Birth
Caring for the Newborn
Unuchakuy-An Ancient Rite of Baptism
When Things Go Wrong at Birth
Sick Infants
Early Childhood
Learning to Care in a Culture of Respect
Enculturation and Socialization
Becoming Part of the Adult World
Children's Rights and Responsibilities
A Typical Day with a Chillihuani Family
Disabled Children
When Death Comes Too Soon
Children at Play and Work
Developing Creativity through Play
Games Children Play
Children at Work
The Many Faces of Learning
Laying the Foundations for Creative and Holistic Thinking
Schooling in Chillihuani
A New School Curriculum
Mathematics-The Favorite Topic of Chillihuani Children
Weaving and Mathematics
Rituals and Ceremonies on Top of the World
Pukllay-An Ancient Way to Play and Celebrate
Suyay Ch'isin-The First Night of Rituals
Ch'allaska in Honor of the Family Herds
Dancing mi Thunder and Lightning
Adolescence: A Time of Many Challenges
Gender Complementarity and Cooperation
An Adolescence Free from Stress?
Approaching Adult Life
Rondas Campesinas: Strengthening Solidarity and Self-Defense
Building a Society of Respect
What Makes for a Happy Childhood?
Learning the Skills for Life
Adolescents' Integration into Adulthood
What Does It Take to Build a Society of Respect?
Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

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