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The Anthropology of Childhood

Cherubs, Chattel, Changelings

Coming soon in May 2022

Authors

David F. Lancy, Utah State University

Description

How are children raised in different cultures? What is the role of children in society? How are families and communities structured around them? Now in its third edition, this deeply engaging book delves into these questions by reviewing and cataloguing the findings of over 100 years of anthropological scholarship dealing with childhood and adolescence. It is organized developmentally, moving from infancy through to adolescence and early adulthood, and enriched with anecdotes from ethnography and the daily media, to paint a…

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Key features

  • Introduces theory in a clear, easy-to-understand way, making it accessible for readers without a background in anthropology
  • Over 350 new case studies have been added to this edition, ensuring that readers are brought up to date with the latest findings
  • Richly illustrated with high-quality photos and vivid anecdotes, providing a memorable and compelling record of childhood

About the book

  • Subjects Anthropology,Developmental Psychology,Psychology,Social and Cultural Anthropology
  • Format: Hardback
    • Expected publication date: 31 May 2022
    • ISBN: 9781108837781
    • Dimensions (mm): 246 x 189 mm
    • Page extent: 550 pages
    • Availability: Not yet published - available from
  • Format: Paperback
    • Expected publication date: 31 May 2022
    • ISBN: 9781108931991
    • Dimensions (mm): 246 x 189 mm
    • Page extent: 550 pages
    • Availability: Not yet published - available from
  • Format: Digital
    • Expected publication date: 12 May 2022
    • ISBN: 9781108943000
      US