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

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.​                          



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Editors and affiliations

  • Helaine Selin
    • 1
  1. 1.Hampshire CollegeAmherstUSA

Bibliographic information

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