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A World of Babies: Imagined Childcare Guides for Seven Societies epub

by Judy S. DeLoache,Alma Gottlieb


A World of Babies: Imagined Childcare Guides for Seven Societies epub

ISBN: 0521662648

ISBN13: 978-0521662642

Author: Judy S. DeLoache,Alma Gottlieb

Category: Relationships

Subcategory: Parenting

Language: English

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (May 18, 2000)

Pages: 296 pages

ePUB book: 1759 kb

FB2 book: 1750 kb

Rating: 4.3

Votes: 105

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Judy DeLoache and Alma Gottlieb's book is just delightful. A World of Babies" is seven "childcare manuals" from the perspective of seven different societies around the world.

Judy DeLoache and Alma Gottlieb's book is just delightful. What a treat to read about the early child rearing practices in seven cultures around the world. The universals and the individual differences are just wonderful. This book should be a treat for all parents everywhere. T. Berry Brazelton, . It's the brainchild of a group of anthropologists, and you will be hard pressed to find something like this anywhere else. I found it fascinating how the different societies were so different, and yet many had common threads and beliefs.

The title of Judy DeLoache and Alma Gottlieb's. A World of Babies: Imagined. takes the format of the childcare guide of the later twentieth century and uses. it, albeit fictively to develop a series of guides for 'other' societies: the Puritans. Childcare Guidesfor Seven Societies. is somewhat perplexing. of seventeenth century Massachusetts; the Beng of Ivory Coast (West Africa); the Balinese of Indonesia; Muslim villagers in Turkey; the Walpiri (an.

Her chapter describes the Beng custom of festooning babies with jewelry, not just for decoration but as a way of enticing their spirits to stay in this world. These days, Graham and Gottlieb remain in touch with their Beng friends - despite time and distance and civil unrest - the way people everywhere do.

As the seven "child care manuals" in this book reveal, experts worldwide offer . Judy DeLoache is Professor of Psychology at the Beckman Institute fo. .

As the seven "child care manuals" in this book reveal, experts worldwide offer intriguingly different advice to new parents. A World of Babies brings alive infant care practices around the world in the form of baby and child care manuals "written" by members of seven real societies. Judy DeLoache is Professor of Psychology at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Alma Gottlieb is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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A World of Babies - This unusual compilation makes for much more fascinating reading than would a strict narrative about international child-rearing practices. Discover ideas about World View. A World of Babies: Imagined Childcare Guides for Seven Societies. This is not from a Christian perspective but it is a FUN read plus really helped open my eyes to how we take care of our babies is directly related to our world view.

A World of Babies provides terrific and vivid personal examples reminding us of the importance of family . In DeLoache, Judy S. and Gottlieb, Alma (ed., A world of babies: Imagined childcare guides for seven societies. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 199–220.

A World of Babies provides terrific and vivid personal examples reminding us of the importance of family, culture, history and context in children’s lives in today’s globalizing world. Thomas S. Weisner - University of California, Los Angeles, and co-author of Higher Ground: New Hope for the Working Poor and Their Children. 50)Leach, Penelope (1977).

As the seven childcare 'manuals' in this book reveal, experts worldwide offer intriguingly different advice to new parents. 24x15cm, xv,280 pp Contents: If Dr. Spock were born in Bali : raising a world of babies, Judy S. DeLoache and Alma Gottlieb - A parenting manual, with words of advice for Puritan mothers, Debbie Reese - Luring your child into this life : a Beng path for infant care, Alma Gottlieb - Gift from the gods : a.

Here are the childcare guides to a variety of imagined societies crossing cultural boundaries.

Are babies divine, or do they have the devil in them? Should parents talk to their infants, or is it a waste of time? Answers to questions about the nature and nurture of infants appear in this book as advice to parents in seven world societies. Imagine what Dr. Spock might have written if he were a healer from Bali...or an Aboriginal grandmother from the Australian desert...or a diviner from a rural village in West Africa. As the seven "child care manuals" in this book reveal, experts worldwide offer intriguingly different advice to new parents. A World of Babies brings alive infant care practices around the world in the form of baby and child care manuals "written" by members of seven real societies. The information, while presented in an imaginative fictive format, is based on extensive research by anthropologists, psychologists, and historians. Encountering fascinating facts about how people in other societies view and raise their babies, readers may be led to see the beliefs and practices of their own society from a new perspective. The creative format of this book brings alive a rich fund of ethnographic knowledge, vividly illustrating a simple but powerful truth: there exist many models of babyhood, each shaped by deeply held values and widely varying cultural contexts. After reading this book, you will never again view child-rearing as a matter of "common sense." Judy DeLoache is Professor of Psychology at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Alma Gottlieb is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
This book explains what happens in just a few countries rather than mentioning what happens in a lot of countries. I'd rather learn interesting facts about many different countries so I could take a best-of approach rather than study some countries so in-depth. Maybe the latter would be better for people writing reports on specific countries' child-rearing methods.
I read a lot of books on childcare, and have always been interested in other cultures, so this immediately caught my eye. "A World of Babies" is seven "childcare manuals" from the perspective of seven different societies around the world. It's the brainchild of a group of anthropologists, and you will be hard pressed to find something like this anywhere else.

I found it fascinating how the different societies were so different, and yet many had common threads and beliefs. Some things that the other cultures believed varied from interesting (such as the Balinese always holding an infant's head up because they are considered sacred) to flat out horrifying (such as the Turkish Muslim mothers kissing and stroking their sons' genitals to both encourage toilet training and make him proud of being male). I also found it really interesting how much Puritan beliefs have influenced current American childcare. All in all though, learning about the different cultures was a fun and interesting experience.

Like all compilation books this was a bit inconsistent and not very uniform. On the whole all of the chapters covered pregnancy, childbirth, and early infancy. Some went as far as raising the children into puberty, and others stopped roughly at toddlerhood. While I like the book part of the format did irritate me. The authors all created a fictional "biography" of the "author" of their chapter. I really don't understand what the point or purpose of that was, because they had to go out of their way to explain it was all made up. I think it would have been less confusing and made more sense if they just wrote their "manuals" as anthropologists who studied the cultures, rather than pretending to write as people within that culture. After all, they had to explain things about the cultures within the voice of their character--which came off sounding odd. Like some passages would says "As you know in our culture when a child is born we ----" or "Our sacred --- that everyone knows ----". It just sounded weird and one of the anthropologists shamelessly referred to herself in her chapter.

All in all, this was a good book. It would be a fun book for someone very interested in anthropology, or an expectant parent tired of all the unsolicited advice.
I bought this book for a class I'm taking, and while educational for that purpose, I think many women and men would benefit from the information in this book. Its wonderful to understand different cultural practices and what might be touted by todays doctors as "the best way to do things" was actually a practice made by misinformed doctors in the 1800's.
An interesting view of differences in child rearing practices and beliefs in different cultures.
I love the way this book is setup. It is designed to be read like a parenting handbook would be, but for 7 different parenting cultures. Because of this, it covers topics from delivery, how to prepare for the baby, how to potty train, sleeping arrangements, etc. Easy and fun to read.
Great read.
A+
I just finsished this book and loved it! It is very informative, but also creative in it's format. I definatly recommend reading it if you are interested in mother/child/family relationships in various cultures in various points in history.