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Attachment Reconsidered

Cultural Perspectives on a Western Theory

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  • © 2013


Part of the book series: Culture, Mind, and Society (CMAS)

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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.

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Childhood-Adulthood Continuities

  2. Afterword: Cross-cultural Challenges to Attachment Theory


"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

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

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