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Published: 01 December 2017

320 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199959723

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Self-Esteem in Time and Place

How American Families Imagine, Enact, and Personalize a Cultural Ideal

Peggy J. Miller and Grace E. Cho

Child Development in Cultural Context

  • Highlights original empirical findings not previously documented, filling a gap in the ethnographic record of American families' childrearing practices
  • Unique in its range and diversity of methods: historical analysis, collection and interpretation of media texts and images, interviews with parents, and ethnographic observations of families
  • Methodological Appendix provides a detailed, easy-to-follow narrative of how the study was carried out
  • Theoretically innovative, using a wide range of sociocultural theories to deepen understandings of children and parents as cultural beings, with ideas clearly illustrated