Table of contents for An introduction to childhood : an anthropological perspective of children's lives / Heather Montgomery.
Bibliographic record and links to related information available from the Library of Congress catalog
Information from electronic data provided by the publisher. May be incomplete or contain other coding.
Chapter One: Childhood Within Anthropology.
Children: the first primitives.
Culture and personality.
Cross-cultural studies of child-rearing.
Children in British anthropology.
The gendered child.
Chapter Two: What is a Child?.
Childhood as a modern idea: the influence of Philippe Ariès.
Conceptualisations of childhood.
Children as incompetent or subordinate.
Children as equals.
Children as a means of forming families and giving status.
Children as an economic investment.
Unwanted and non-human children.
Chapter Three: The Beginning of Childhood.
Chapter Four: Family, Friends and Peers.
The role of parents.
Adoption and fosterage.
Children outside the family.
Friends and peer groups.
Chapter Five: Talking, Playing and Working.
Children and play.
Work or play?.
Chapter Six: Discipline, Punishment and Abuse.
Discipline and punishment in the Western tradition.
Alternatives to physical punishment.
Who can punish children?.
Chapter Seven: Children and Sexuality.
Anthropology, sexuality and childhood.
Children and sex: the influence of Freud.
Incest and abuse.
Ethnographies of children and sexuality.
Chapter Eight: Adolescence and Initiation.
What is adolescence?.
Adolescence and globalisation.
Initiation: a psychological approach.
Initiation and education.
Initiation and gender.
Initiation: the end of childhood?.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Children -- Cross-cultural studies.
Children -- Social conditions -- Cross-cultural studies.
Child development -- Cross-cultural studies.
Child rearing -- Cross-cultural studies.
Children -- History.