Attachment Reconsidered

Cultural Perspectives on a Western Theory

  • Editors
  • Naomi Quinn
  • Jeannette Marie Mageo

Part of the Culture, Mind, and Society book series (CMAS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. A Framework

  3. Caregiving

  4. Autonomy and Dependence

  5. Childhood-Adulthood Continuities

  6. Afterword: Cross-cultural Challenges to Attachment Theory

    1. Gilda A. Morelli, Paula Ivey Henry
      Pages 241-249
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 251-261

About this book


Since the 1950s, the study of early attachment and separation has been dominated by a school of psychology that is Euro-American in its theoretical assumptions. Based on ethnographic studies in a range of locales, this book goes beyond prior efforts to critique attachment theory, providing a cross-cultural basis for understanding human development.


childhood emotion psychology

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