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Cultural Psychology

Cultural Psychology
Essays on Comparative Human Development

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Richard A. Shweder, Melford E. Spiro, Roy D'Andrade, Manamohan Mahapatra, Joan G. Miller, Paul Rozin, Carol Nemeroff, Dan I. Slobin, Jacqueline J. Goodnow, Elinor Ochs, Jean Lave, James W. Stigler, Michelle Perry, John W. M. Whiting, Gilbert Herdt, Vincent Crapanzano, Sudhir Kakar, Takeo Doi, Robert A. LeVine, Thomas Gregor, Shirley Brice Heath, John U. Ogbu, Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Kenneth J. Gergen
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  • Date Published: January 1990
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521378048

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  • This collection of essays from leading scholars in anthropology, psychology, and linguistics is an outgrowth of the internationally known "Chicago Symposia on Culture and Human Development." It raises the idea of a new discipline of cultural psychology through the study of the relationship between psyche and culture, subject and object, person and world, with special reference to core areas of human development: cognition, learning, self, personality dynamics, and gender. The essays critically examine such questions as: Is there an intrinsic psychic unity to humankind? Can cultural traditions transform the human psyche, resulting less in psychic unity than in ethnic divergences in mind, self, and emotion? Are psychological processes local or specific to the socio-cultural environments in which they are imbedded?

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    "...this volume is an important contribution to the history of ideas in human development." American Ethnologist

    "...the ambition of the book is laudable, and it should be praised for setting that goal so high...." Paul L. Harris, Current Anthropology

    "...required reading for anyone interested in the interrelationship of culture and the human psyche. It is rich in data and exciting ideas." William Irons, Zygon

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    • Date Published: January 1990
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521378048
    • length: 640 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 36 mm
    • weight: 0.93kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Cultural psychology - what is it? Richard A. Shweder
    Part I. The Keynote Addresses:
    1. On the strange and the familiar in recent anthropological thought Melford E. Spiro
    Part II. Cultural Cognition:
    2. Some propositions about the relations between culture and human cognition Roy D'Andrade
    3. Culture and moral development Richard A. Shweder, Manamohan Mahapatra and Joan G. Miller
    4. The laws of sympathetic magic: a psychological analysis of similarity and contagion Paul Rozin and Carol Nemeroff
    5. The development from child speaker to naive speaker Dan I. Slobin
    Part II. Cultural Learning:
    6. The socialization of cognition: what's involved? Jacqueline J. Goodnow
    7. Indexicality and socialization Elinor Ochs
    8. The culture of acquisition and the practice of understanding Jean Lave
    9. Mathematics learning in Japanese, Chinese, and American classrooms James W. Stigler and Michelle Perry
    Part IV. Cultural Selves:
    10. Adolescent rituals and identity conflicts John W. M. Whiting
    11. Sambia nosebleeding rites and male proximity to women Gilbert Herdt
    12. On self characterization Vincent Crapanzano
    Part V. Cultural Conceptions of Psychoanalysis:
    13. Stories from Indian psychoanalysis: context and text Sudhir Kakar
    14. The cultural assumptions of psychoanalysis Takeo Doi
    15. Infant environments in psychoanalysis: a cross-cultural view Robert A. LeVine
    Part VI. Cultural Domination and Dominions:
    16. Male dominance and sexual coercion Thomas Gregor
    17. The children of Trackton's children: spoken and written language in social change Shirley Brice Heath
    18. Cultural mode, identity, and literacy John U. Ogbu
    19. Mother love and child death in northeast Brazil Nancy Scheper-Hughes
    Part VII. A Skeptical Reflection:
    20. Social understanding and the inscription of self Kenneth J. Gergen
    Name index
    Subject index.

  • Editors

    James W. Stigler, University of Chicago

    Richard A. Schweder, University of Chicago

    Gilbert Herdt, University of Chicago

    Contributors

    Richard A. Shweder, Melford E. Spiro, Roy D'Andrade, Manamohan Mahapatra, Joan G. Miller, Paul Rozin, Carol Nemeroff, Dan I. Slobin, Jacqueline J. Goodnow, Elinor Ochs, Jean Lave, James W. Stigler, Michelle Perry, John W. M. Whiting, Gilbert Herdt, Vincent Crapanzano, Sudhir Kakar, Takeo Doi, Robert A. LeVine, Thomas Gregor, Shirley Brice Heath, John U. Ogbu, Nancy Scheper-Hughes, Kenneth J. Gergen

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