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Sibling Interaction Across Cultures

Theoretical and Methodological Issues

  • Patricia Goldring Zukow

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Communicating Across Disciplines: On Integrating Psychological and Ethnographic Approaches to Sibling Research

  3. The Relation Between Larger Cultural Goals and Socialization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Thomas S. Weisner
      Pages 11-25
    3. Robert D. Whittemore, Elizabeth Beverly
      Pages 26-53
    4. Karen Ann Watson-Gegeo, David W. Gegeo
      Pages 54-76
  4. The Emergence of Cultural Knowledge: Social, Emotional, and Cognitive

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Douglas M. Teti, Elizabeth D. Gibbs, Lynne A. Bond
      Pages 117-139
  5. Perceptions of the Sibling Role

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 141-141
    2. Wyndol Furman, Laura Jones, Duane Buhrmester, Terry Adler
      Pages 165-183
    3. Susan Ervin-Tripp
      Pages 184-195
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 197-207

About this book


Sibling Interaction Across Cultures is a collection of studies focusing on the role siblings play in the social, emotional, and cognitive development of their younger siblings. Unlike much previous research on sibling relationships, these studies share the underlying assumption that social interaction plays a significant role in the acquisition and transmission of cultural knowledge and social understanding. The contributors evaluate the advantages as well as limitations of current methodological issues directly affecting sibling research and assess the various theoretical perspectives underpinning these methodologies. Drawing from empirical, cross- and infra-cultural research, this volume lays new groundwork for identifying universal, environmental, and culture-specific aspects of the role of siblings in child development.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Patricia Goldring Zukow
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of PsychologyUniversity of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Sibling Interaction Across Cultures
  • Book Subtitle Theoretical and Methodological Issues
  • Editors Patricia G. Zukow
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-96784-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4612-8146-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4612-3536-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 207
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Psychology, general
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