Destiny and Development (Innbundet)

A Mayan Midwife and Town

Serie: Child Development in Cultural Context Series 

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2011
Antall sider: 360
Forlag: Oxford University Press Inc
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: Child Development in Cultural Context Series
ISBN/EAN: 9780195319903
Omtale: Destiny and Development
Born with the destiny of becoming a Mayan sacred midwife, Chona Perez has carried on centuries-old traditional Indigenous American birth and healing practices over her 85 years. At the same time, Chona developed new approaches to the care of pregnancy, newborns, and mothers based on her own experience and ideas. In this way, Chona has contributed to both the cultural continuities and cultural changes of her town over the decades. In Destiny and Development, Barbara Rogoff illuminates how individuals worldwide build on cultural heritage from prior generations and at the same time create new ways of living. Throughout Chona's lifetime, her Guatemalan town has continued to use longstanding Mayan cultural practices, such as including children in a range of community activities and encouraging them to learn by observing and contributing. But the town has also transformed dramatically since the days of Chona's own childhood. For instance, although Chona's upbringing included no formal schoo

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