Human Development in Cultural Context

A Third World Perspective

by Nsamenang, A. Bame

A comprehensive, systematic account of human development which is sensitive to the needs, interests and ecologies of nonwestern cultures and individuals is provided in this unique volume. The importance and value of the sociocultural milieu in shaping the growth and development of children is emphasized, and the author asserts throughout that children do not grow and develop according to the same patterns regardless of culture.

The author describes developmental psychology from the perspective of West Africa, demonstrating how the local ecology and the resulting cultural ideology lead to differing ways in which children are conceptualized and socialized, and in turn how they develop. While much of his case material is from

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Bibliographic Information
  • Pub date: May 1992
  • English
  • 9781452246123 / 0803946368
  • United Kingdom
  • Primary Price: 91 GBP
  • Pages: 272
  • SAGE Publications / SAGE Publications, Inc
  • Publish State: Published
  • Responsibility: A. Bame Nsamenang ; foreword by Michael Lamb.
  • Page size: 22
  • Biblio Notes: Bibliography: p225-243.-Includes index.
  • Series: Cross Cultural Research and Methodology
  • Series Part: 16
  • Reference Code: BDZ0001104038