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Childhood : Origins, Evolution, and Implications (Paperback)

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The research and research surveys collected here stem from a seminar held November 2012 at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, titled “Multiple Perspectives on the Evolution of Childhood.” The book highlights current approaches to studying the evolution of human childhood, which integrate the latest research and methods in anthropology, paleoarchaeology, and biology. Of special interest are detailed descriptions of childhood in contemporary hunter-gatherer societies such as the !Kung, Aka, and Hadza. Part 1 explores social and cognitive correlates of childhood and human life history, Part 2 offers definitions of childhood based on growth and development, while Part 3 outlines ethnographic approaches to studying childhood and social learning. Part 4 contemporary implications of evolutionary approaches related to potential applications in maternal and child health. Some specific subjects include social selection in the emergence of emotionally modern humans, hormones and the evolution of childhood in humans and nonhuman primates, and children’s foraging and play. The book includes an extensive list of articles published over the last 50 years, about 100 pages. B&w photos are also included. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 359
Genre: Social Science
Sub-Genre: Anthropology / General, Anthropology / Physical
Series Title: School of Advanced Research Advanced Seminar Series
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of New Mexico Pr
Language: English
Street Date: May 1, 2016
TCIN: 51171954
UPC: 9780826357007
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-2342
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