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

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