Studying Babies and Toddlers

Relationships in Cultural Contexts

  • Liang Li
  • Gloria Quiñones
  • Avis Ridgway

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Liang Li, Gloria Quiñones, Avis Ridgway
    Pages 1-12
  3. Liang Li, Avis Ridgway, Gloria Quiñones
    Pages 29-48
  4. Avis Ridgway, Gloria Quiñones, Liang Li
    Pages 137-156
  5. Gloria Quiñones, Liang Li, Avis Ridgway
    Pages 175-192
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 225-226

About this book


The editors of this book have brought together contributors from many parts of the world. As such, the book offers a truly diverse, international flavour reflecting a broad range of research on babies and toddlers. Examining examples from both Eastern and Western cultures, the book’s overarching focus is on relationships, yielding a coherence beneficial to early childhood researchers and educators alike. 
Employing visual methodologies to help bring the chapters to life, the varied research studies presented concern babies’ and toddlers’ relationships and cultural contexts. Taken together, they offer a unique opportunity to conceptualise the use of a wholeness approach for studying babies and toddlers – our youngest citizens. 


Educating babies, infants and toddlers affective attunement babies perspectives conceptual reciprocity cultural development cultural worlds digital visual technology dynamic forms infant feeding practices interactions with infants lived space pedagogical play perezhivanie representational space shared intention socio-cultural-historical theory transitory moments and events visual encounters

Editors and affiliations

  • Liang Li
    • 1
  • Gloria Quiñones
    • 2
  • Avis Ridgway
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationMonash UniversityFrankstonAustralia
  2. 2.Faculty of EducationMonash UniversityFrankstonAustralia
  3. 3.Faculty of EducationMonash UniversityFrankstonAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-3195-3
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-3197-7
  • Series Print ISSN 2468-8746
  • Series Online ISSN 2468-8754
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