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The Handbook Of Spiritual Development In Childhood And Adolescence

Author : Pamela Ebstyne King
ISBN : 0761930787
Genre : Psychology
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The Handbook of Spiritual Development in Childhood and Adolescence breaks new ground by articulating the state of knowledge in the area of childhood and adolescent spiritual development. Featuring a rich array of theory and research from an international assortment of leading social scientists in multiple disciplines, this book represents work from diverse traditions and approaches – making it an invaluable resource for scholars across a variety of disciplines and organizations.
Category: Psychology

Understanding Childhood

Author : Mary Jane Kehily
ISBN : 9781447309277
Genre : Social Science
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Childhood has become central to socio-political debates and policy initiatives both nationally and globally. Despite the privileges afforded to children in the West, Western childhoods are no longer seen as the 'ideal' to which all should aspire. Recent reports and policy concerns suggest that growing up in the West may be marked by the commercialisation of childhood, leading to unhappiness, poor health, loss of innocence and a general lack of wellbeing among children themselves. Understanding childhood is a fresh look at how childhood has changed in recent years and reveals how children's needs and experiences have achieved a new visibility. It introduces readers to the cross-disciplinary field of Childhood Studies and offers an exciting and unique exploration of childhood as a concept, in the process engaging with a range of contemporary issues that shape our ideas of childhood as an ideal and a lived experience. The diverse nature of childhood is a key theme, explored here from different research perspectives and academic traditions. A range of anthropological, developmental and sociocultural approaches are also discussed. This volume is the first in a series of four books, written by experts in the field, which provides an introduction to childhood degree programmes and related modules. The series features international case studies, examples and readings to supplement the chapters, and is illustrated in full colour. Other books in the series are: · Children and young people's cultural worlds · Childhoods in context · Local childhoods, global issues
Category: Social Science

Author : Carstairs Douglas
ISBN : UOM:39015083430507
Genre : Chinese language
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Category: Chinese language

The Afterlife Is Where We Come From

Author : Alma Gottlieb
ISBN : 0226305023
Genre : History
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When a new baby arrives among the Beng people of West Africa, they see it not as being born, but as being reincarnated after a rich life in a previous world. Far from being a tabula rasa, a Beng infant is thought to begin its life filled with spiritual knowledge. How do these beliefs affect the way the Beng rear their children? In this unique and engaging ethnography of babies, Alma Gottlieb explores how religious ideology affects every aspect of Beng childrearing practices—from bathing infants to protecting them from disease to teaching them how to crawl and walk—and how widespread poverty limits these practices. A mother of two, Gottlieb includes moving discussions of how her experiences among the Beng changed the way she saw her own parenting. Throughout the book she also draws telling comparisons between Beng and Euro-American parenting, bringing home just how deeply culture matters to the way we all rear our children. All parents and anyone interested in the place of culture in the lives of infants, and vice versa, will enjoy The Afterlife Is Where We Come From. "This wonderfully reflective text should provide the impetus for formulating research possibilities about infancy and toddlerhood for this century." — Caren J. Frost, Medical Anthropology Quarterly “Alma Gottlieb’s careful and thought-provoking account of infancy sheds spectacular light upon a much neglected topic. . . . [It] makes a strong case for the central place of babies in anthropological accounts of religion. Gottlieb’s remarkably rich account, delivered after a long and reflective period of gestation, deserves a wide audience across a range of disciplines.”—Anthony Simpson, Critique of Anthropology
Category: History

Understanding The Ethnic Chinese In Southeast Asia

Author : Leo Suryadinata
ISBN : UOM:39015074275978
Genre : Chinese
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About 80 percent of the ethnic Chinese outside China live in Southeast Asia. This book examines that community in the context of both national and international dimensions.
Category: Chinese


Author : George Melville Bolling
ISBN : UOM:39015067436819
Genre : Comparative linguistics
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Proceedings of the annual meeting of the Society in v. 1-11, 1925-34. After 1934 they appear in Its Bulletin.
Category: Comparative linguistics

Parallel Worlds

Author : Alma Gottlieb
ISBN : UOM:39015029725424
Genre : Travel
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The authors describe the culture and daily life of the Beng, who live in a remote West African rain forest
Category: Travel

Beng English Dictionary

Author : Alma Gottlieb
ISBN : UOM:39015034899321
Genre : Beng (Langue) - Dictionnaires anglais
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Category: Beng (Langue) - Dictionnaires anglais

Under The Kapok Tree

Author : Alma Gottlieb
ISBN : UOM:39015025393128
Genre : Social Science
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Under the Kapok Tree, a richly textured ethnography informed by postmodern theory, explores the relationship between ideology and social practices among the Beng people of Cote d'Ivoire. Alma Gottlieb proposes an interpretation of Beng life based on notions of identity and difference, two principles fundamental to the Beng worldview that at times appear complementary and at times oppositional. The kapok tree, at the heart of every Beng village, is analyzed as a central symbol that embodies the fundamental duality of identity and difference, maintaining the boundaries between village and forest while at the same time confounding the distinction between them. Combining fieldwork with theoretical perspectives from symbolic anthropology, practice theory, postmodernism, and philosophy and providing abundant case studies, Gottlieb analyzes Beng myths and rituals, concepts of descent and alliance patterns, and the problematic incorporation of Western commodities into Beng culture.
Category: Social Science