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Title The child [electronic resource] : an encyclopedic companion / editor in chief, Richard A. Shweder ; editors, Thomas R. Bidell [and others].

Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009.

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Description 1 online resource (xxxvii, 1105 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary The Child, brings together contemporary research on children and childhood from pediatrics, child psychology, childhood studies, education, sociology, history, law, anthropology, and other related areas. While presenting certain universal facts about children's development from birth through adolescence, the entries also address the many worlds of childhood both within the United States and around the globe. They consider the ways that in which race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic status, and cultural traditions of child rearing can affect children's experiences of physical and mental health, education, and family. Each entry provides a concise and accessible synopsis of the topic at hand. For example, the entry "Adoption" begins with a general definition, followed by a detailed look at adoption in different cultures and at different times, a summary of the associated mental and developmental issues that can arise, and an overview of applicable legal and public policy. Alongside the topical entries, The Child includes more than forty "Imagining Each Other" essays, which focus on the particular experiences of children in different cultures.
Contents List of "Imagining Each Other" Essays; About the Editors; List of Contributors; Introduction: An Invitation to the Many Worlds of Childhood; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Legal Citations; Index.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Children -- Encyclopedias.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books -- Encyclopedias.
Added Author Shweder, Richard A.
Bidell, Thomas R.
Other Form: Print version: Child. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009 9780226475394 (DLC) 2008043805 (OCoLC)264667700
ISBN 9780226756110 (electronic bk.)
0226756114 (electronic bk.)
9780226475394 (alk. paper)
0226475395 (alk. paper)