World Library  

Add to Book Shelf
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Book

Public Health Publication : World Health Organization ; (Php) Public Health Publication, Volume 14, (Part 3): A Cultural Anthropologist’s Approach to Maternal Deprivation

By Margaret Mead

Medical Reference Publication

Cultural anthropology can contribute in a number of ways to an examination of the series of problems raised by Bowlby and to the further testing of his hypotheses, as discussed in this volume. Detailed configurations of types of infant care, child-adult relationships and later regularities in personality can be cited, on a comparative basis, from primitive societies such as the Arapesh or Eskimo tribes, from traditional societies such as the Balinese and the Palestinian Arabs, and from specifically experimental societies such as the Hutterites, the Doukobours and the Kibbutzim settlers of modem Israel. All these are examples of natural historical experiments in the study of which it is possible to avoid the disadvantages inherent both in tbe utilization of mass catastrophes (as in evacuations following earthquakes or during warfare) and in experimental set-ups in which really natural control situations are never properly approximated. Such comparative studies can be used to widen the terms of reference and reduce the provincialism of studies based only upon modem societies; they can be used as natural control situations and as hypotheses-generating situations. For reasons to be discussed below, primitive societies, while providing the most dramatic materials that may throw light on the biological potentialities involved in parentchild behaviours, are usually unsuitable for the verification of hypotheses, because of the very small number of cases available for detailed study. **

Table of Contents


Click To View

Additional Books

  • Health Organisation, Malaria Comission; ... (by )
  • World Health Organization, Weekly Epidem... (by )
  • World Health Organization Drug Informati... (by )
  • World Health Organization : Press Releas... (by )
  • World Health Organization : Organisation... (by )
  • Bulletin of the World Health Organizatio... (by )
  • World Health Organization : Regioinal Of... (by )
  • World Health Organization : Year 1996 ; ... (by )
  • European Occupational Health Series : 19... (by )
  • World Health Organization : World Health... (by )
  • Bulletin of the World Health Organizatio... (by )
  • World Health Organization : Year 1991, W... (by )
Scroll Left
Scroll Right


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.