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Bringing up good babies : an ethnography of moral apprenticeship in Saraguro

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dc.contributor.advisor Newberry, Janice
dc.contributor.author Jenson, Jennifer J
dc.contributor.author University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-14T20:16:42Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-14T20:16:42Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10133/3070
dc.description ix, 211 leaves ; 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis is based on an ethnographic investigation of indigenous childrearing theories of the Saraguros of southern Ecuador, with particular emphasis on the effect they believe their childrearing practices to have on infants’ and toddlers’ moral apprenticeship. To understand this learning process, I focused on children from newborn to age three and their caregivers, using everyday decisions involving babywearing and sleep practices as a window onto the ways apprenticeship is practiced among Saraguros and their particular moral standards. The moral apprenticeship of Saraguro babies is therefore considered as a product of local learning styles, constructions of childhood, and infant care practices, which create cultural self-fulfilling prophecies regarding young children’s development and capabilities. Their experiential learning system is being challenged by national children’s rights programs, which are informed by universalized visions of proper childhoods, rendering early childhood in Saraguro an interesting site from which to view the process of cultural change. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Anthropology, 2011 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Child rearing -- Ecuador en_US
dc.subject Parenting -- Ecuador en_US
dc.subject Child rearing -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Ecuador en_US
dc.subject Moral development -- Ecuador en_US
dc.subject Saraguro (Ecuador) en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Bringing up good babies : an ethnography of moral apprenticeship in Saraguro en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Anthropology en_US

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