Small asserts that our ideas about how to raise our kids are as much a result of our culture as our biology, and that, in fact, many of the values we place on child-rearing practices are based in culture rather than biology. Small writes, "Every act by parents, every goal that molds that act, has a foundation in what is appropriate for that particular culture. In this sense, no parenting style is 'right' and no style is 'wrong.' It is appropriate or inappropriate only according to the culture." Our Babies, Ourselves is a wonderful read for anyone interested in the social sciences, and will be especially meaningful to those swept up in the wild adventure of parenting. --Ericka Lutz --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I thought (or hoped?) this book would be more objective. United States culture was constantly criticized and seen as the most extreme example of "distant" or... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Jessica
This book gave me great perspective on parenting. I found it very interesting, engaging and easy to read. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Carmen
I read this book during my wife's pregnancy. Our daughter was born last month, and this book was a great resource during the entire pregnancy and childbirth process.Published 2 months ago by Kevin Walters
Excellent information. Gives you an evolutionary view on what shaped Han birth and how culture has changed itPublished 2 months ago by Naren
Made a lot of sense to me. There is a lot of criticism of the American approach to baby upbringing, but that's becuase of the author. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Vera Pasynkova
received as expected book was in great condition like newPublished 9 months ago by William Marcavage