Culture, Mind and Society

Attachment Reconsidered

Cultural Perspectives on a Western Theory

Editors: Quinn, N., Mageo, J. (Eds.)

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Since the 1950s, the study of early attachment and separation has been dominated by a school of psychology that is Euro-American in its theoretical assumptions. Based on ethnographic studies in a range of locales, this book goes beyond prior efforts to critique attachment theory, providing a cross-cultural basis for understanding human development.

About the authors

Kathleen Barlow, Central Washington University, USA Bambi L. Chapin, University of Maryland, USA Alyssa Crittenden, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA Suzanne Gaskins, Northeastern Illinois University, USA Sean Hawks, Washington State University, USA Paula Ivey Henry, Harvard School of Public Health, USA Frank W. Marlowe, University of Cambridge, UK Courtney Meehan, Washington State University, USA Gilda Morelli, Boston College, USA Susan Seymour, Pitzer College, USA

Reviews

"A richer, more contextualized rethinking of attachment theory. Summing Up: Recommended. All levels/libraries." - CHOICE

"Naomi Quinn and Jeannette Marie Mageo have guided the development of a stunning interdisciplinary book! Attachment Reconsidered challenges exclusive attention to the mother-infant bond in classical attachment theory and the universal applicability of a single measuring instrument, the Strange Situation. For example, systematic natural observation reveals that, for Aka children, it is the sensitivity of nonmaternal rather than maternal care that determines their degree of distress during separation from their mothers." - Patricia M. Greenfield, Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles, USA


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Attachment and Culture: An Introduction

    Quinn, Naomi (et al.)

    Pages 3-32

  • The Puzzle of Attachment: Unscrambling Maturational and Cultural Contributions to the Development of Early Emotional Bonds

    Gaskins, Suzanne

    Pages 33-64

  • Cooperative Child Care among the Hadza: Situating Multiple Attachment in Evolutionary Context

    Crittenden, Alyssa N. (et al.)

    Pages 67-83

  • Cooperative Breeding and Attachment among the Aka Foragers

    Meehan, Courtney L. (et al.)

    Pages 85-113

  • “It Takes a Village to Raise a Child”: Attachment Theory and Multiple Child Care in Alor, Indonesia, and in North India

    Seymour, Susan C.

    Pages 115-139

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Attachment Reconsidered
Book Subtitle
Cultural Perspectives on a Western Theory
Editors
  • N. Quinn
  • J. Mageo
Series Title
Culture, Mind and Society
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-38672-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137386724
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-38671-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-38674-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 261
Topics