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Hunter-Gatherer Childhoods: Evolutionary, Developmental, and Cultural Perspectives (Evolutionary Foundations of Human Behavior (Paperback)) Paperback – June 15, 2005
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“A rare and welcomed read which enables a wide window into this research current as a whole.”—Esben Leifsen, Reviews in Anthropology
"The highly polished result contains much of interest to anyone interested in hunter-gatherer lifeways, the anthropology of children, and the evolution of human life history."—Journal of Anthropological Research
About the Author
Barry S. Hewlett is professor of anthropology at Washington State University, Vancouver. He has conducted research with Congo Basin hunter-gatherers since 1973 and is co-editor of Hunter-Gatherer Childhoods (with Michael Lamb) and author of Intimate Fathers.
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Top Customer Reviews
I was overjoyed to find this book which is a well developed and carefully constructed series of studies on gathering/hunting peoples and their child rearing practices. The authors and editors are careful not to include cultures that are not truly gathering/hunting societies but rather agrarian. This gives a much clearer and more consistent overview of the matter. The differences between the practices in these societies and our own are clear and point to the validity of what Dr. Perry contends.
Although the work was not designed for popular reading, it is not overly technical and the authors, like most good scientists, express themselves in clear and transparent language. I would strongly recommend this work to anyone concerned with child development whether that interest in professional, clinical or personal.