An Introduction to Childhood by Heather Montgomery
Anthropological Perspectives on Children's Lives

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In An Introduction to Childhood, Heather Montgomery examines the role children have played within anthropology, how they have been studied by anthropologists and how they have been portrayed and analyzed in ethnographic monographs over the last one hundred and fifty years.Offers a comprehensive overview of childhood from an anthropological perspectiveDraws upon a wide range of examples and evidence from different geographical areas and belief systemsSynthesizes existing literature on the anthropology of childhood, while providing a fresh perspectiveEngages students with illustrative ethnographies to illuminate key topics and themes
 

About Heather Montgomery

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Heather Montgomery is a Senior Lecturer in Childhood Studies at The Open University. She has written on children and sexuality, tourism, children’s rights and on the role of children in anthropology. Her publications include Modern Babylon? Prostituting Children in Thailand (2001), Understanding Childhood: An Interdisciplinary Approach (2003, with Martin Woodhead), and Changing Childhoods: Global and Local (2003, with Martin Woodhead and Rachel Burr).
 
Published September 19, 2011 by Wiley-Blackwell. 296 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Children's Books, Parenting & Relationships, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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