Parenting Across Cultures

Childrearing, Motherhood and Fatherhood in Non-Western Cultures

  • Helaine Selin

Part of the Science Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Science book series (SACH, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Helaine Selin
    Pages 1-11
  3. Yiyuan Xu, Lijin Zhang, Puanani Hee
    Pages 13-24
  4. Rita Isaac, I. K. Annie, H. R. Prashanth
    Pages 39-45
  5. Tatyana Mestechkina, Nguyen Duc Son, Jin Y. Shin
    Pages 47-57
  6. Susan D. Holloway, Ayumi Nagase
    Pages 59-76
  7. Riffat Moazam Zaman
    Pages 91-104
  8. Liane Peña Alampay
    Pages 105-121
  9. Jena Derakhshani Hamadani, Fahmida Tofail
    Pages 123-144
  10. Hilal Sen, H. Melis Yavuz-Muren, Bilge Yagmurlu
    Pages 175-192
  11. Hanan Takash, Suha Al-Hassan
    Pages 207-212
  12. Kingsley Nyarko
    Pages 231-239
  13. Emmanuel D. Babatunde, Kelebogile Setiloane
    Pages 241-252
  14. Pamela Akinyi Wadende, Kathleen Fite, Jon Lasser
    Pages 267-276
  15. María Cristina Richaud de Minzi, Viviana Lemos, Jael Vargas Rubilar
    Pages 277-292
  16. Isabel Martínez, Leoncio Camino, Cleonice Camino, Edie Cruise
    Pages 293-306
  17. Kevin Ray Bush, Gary W. Peterson
    Pages 307-322
  18. Patricia Anderson, Camille Daley
    Pages 335-348
  19. Pedro Solís-Cámara, Michael P. Fung, Robert A. Fox
    Pages 349-366
  20. Karen M. Benzies
    Pages 379-392
  21. Barbara H. Settles
    Pages 393-409
  22. Rudy Ray Seward, Leslie Stanley-Stevens
    Pages 459-474
  23. Diane L. Putnick, Marc H. Bornstein, Dana A. Breakstone, Joan T. D. Suwalsky
    Pages 475-487
  24. Back Matter
    Pages 489-516

About this book


There is a strong connection between culture and parenting. What is acceptable in one culture is frowned upon in another.  This applies to behavior after birth, encouragement in early childhood, and regulation and freedom during adolescence. There are differences in affection and distance, harshness and repression, and acceptance and criticism. Some parents insist on obedience; others are concerned with individual development.  This clearly differs from parent to parent, but there is just as clearly a connection to culture.  This book includes chapters on China, Colombia, Jordan, Kenya, the Philippines, Thailand, Korea, Vietnam, Brazil, Native Americans and Australians, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Ecuador, Cuba, Pakistan, Nigeria, Morocco, and several other countries. Beside this, the authors address depression, academic achievement, behavior, adolescent identity, abusive parenting, grandparents as parents, fatherhood, parental agreement and disagreement, emotional availability and stepparents.​                          



adolescence and parenting depression related to family lifestyle fatherhood in non-western cultures motherhood in non-western cultures parenting in non-western cultures styles of obedience in parenting

Editors and affiliations

  • Helaine Selin
    • 1
  1. 1.Hampshire CollegeAmherstUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-7502-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-7503-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2145
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