PSIC-1125B Childhood and culture

The infant development is a process of cultural nature, and therefore, most goals and achievements of development assumed as universal vary depending on the context and the culture of each community. This course will show why infancy must be culturally understood, and it will also examine the fashion how different cultures prepare boys and girls to become adults by promoting a critical vision on the cultural nature of childhood. The lectures, films and cases presented will offer different interpretations and they will question our ideas regarding childhood. Therefore, this course will allow understanding that they way how we regard childhood is as cultural, as the way how boys and girls socialize in cultures different to ours.




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