Re: Teenagers in cross-cultural perspective

Michael Cahill (MCBlueline@AOL.COM)
Tue, 2 Apr 1996 11:13:31 -0500

In a message dated 96-04-01 18:43:43 EST, terrell@FMPPR.FMNH.ORG (Terrell)

>Can anyone recommend a good article or book updating me on anthropology's
>current understanding of the Teen years?

John: coming at the issue of child socialization (including the adolescent
years) from the parental viewpoint, you might try _Parents' cultural belief
systems: Their origins, expressions, and consequences_. Edited by Sara
Harkness and Charles M. Super. New York: Guilford. 1995. (part of the
Culture and Human Development Series). "The book shows how the analysis of
child outcomes related to parents' cultural belief systems can provide
valuable insights into the nature and meaning of family and self in
society...." Samples parents' beliefs about the nature and goals of
development across the world's major culture areas; covers numerous
developmental domains, from sleep and temperament to school learning, work,
and relationships.

Mike Cahill