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An introduction to childhood: Anthropological perspectives on children's lives

Montgomery, Heather (2008). An introduction to childhood: Anthropological perspectives on children's lives. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

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Abstract

In An Introduction to Childhood, Heather Montgomery examines the role children have played within anthropology, how they have been studied by anthropologists and how they have been portrayed and analyzed in ethnographic monographs over the last one hundred and fifty years.

* Offers a comprehensive overview of childhood from an anthropological perspective

* Draws upon a wide range of examples and evidence from different geographical areas and belief systems

* Synthesizes existing literature on the anthropology of childhood, while providing a fresh perspective

* Engages students with illustrative ethnographies to illuminate key topics and themes

Item Type: Authored Book
Copyright Holders: 2009 Heather Montgomery
ISBN: 1-4051-2590-X, 978-1-4051-2590-1
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Childhood, Development and Learning
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 16892
Depositing User: Wendy Hunt
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2009 09:09
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 14:41
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/16892
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