The Self and its Development in an African Society A Preliminary Analysis

  • Robert A. LeVine
Part of the Path in Psychology book series (PATH)


This chapter is a brief report on findings from a long- term study of the Gusii of western Kenya and a preliminary exploration of the developmental formulations of Heinz Kohut in the context of Gusii culture.


Male Circumcision AFRICAN Society Home Observation Autobiographical Narrative Ethnographic Investigation 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert A. LeVine
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  1. 1.Laboratory of Human DevelopmentHarvard UniversityUSA

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