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SPECIAL VOLUME HUMAN ECOLOGY

THE FAMILY AS AN ENVIRONMENT FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

NAPOLEON WOLANSKI (The Centre for Scientific Research and

Postgraduate Studies cinvestav-merida, Mexico) Institute of Ecology of the

Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland

BARRY BOGIN (University of Michigan - Dearborn, Dearborn, Michigan,

USA) 1996 • Pages: 200 • Size: 180 × 240 mm • ISBN 81-85264-13-9 •

Binding: Hard • Price: US $ 65/- Rs. 950/-

(Human Ecology Special Issue No. 4)

THE FAMILY AS AN ENVIRONMENT FOR HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

The central theme of this book is the family as an environment for child development. The diversity of research topics, from evolutionary biology to the urban environment, serves to emphasize the importance of the family as the filter which process energy and information from the greater environment into a form that can be utilized by the developing child. The family is the source of biocultural reproduction. The family reproduces both people (the biological) and reproduces the technology, the social organization, and the ideology of a society in those new people (the cultural). This book has four major themes: 1) the place of the family in nature and human society, 2) the family in historical perspective, including differences between various cultural groups, 3) the family as an environment for human growth, development and education, and 4) the family in transition in the contemporary world. These themes are the subject of 12 chapters, and a preface, written by an international array of scholars. The wide diversity of subject matter described in these chapters will make this book of interest to anthropologists, economists, historians, medical professionals (e.g., nurses and some physicians), philosophers, political scientists (and some politicians), psychologists, sociologists, and theologians.

CONTENTS

PREFACE - by Barry Bogin (USA)

PART I: THE PLACE OF THE FAMILY IN NATURE AND HUMAN SOCIETY

  1. Household and settlement as the environment of human development in contemporary civilizations (introductory remarks) – by Napolean WolanskiI (Poland - Mexico)
  2. PART II: THE FAMILY IN HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE

  3. Finite horizons: The American family - by Margaret F. Brinig (USA)
  4. Health protective behavior of young African women. Should we be using a kinship model to teach health behaviours? - by Kathryn Coe and Colleen Keller (USA)
  5. The Family as a social response to biological constraints - by Helmut V. Muhsam (Israel)
  6. Family and economic life. Case of the Lanjia Saoras of Koraput District, Orissa, India - by Seema Malik (India)
  7. PART III: THE FAMILY IN TRANSITION IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD

  8. Family in today’s Russia: Civilizational aspect – by Tamara V. Karsaevskaya (Russia)
  9. Family transition and its human ecological implications in China – by Rusong Wang, Ting Niu and Yuying Shi (China)
  10. PART IV: THE FAMILY AS AN ENVIRONMENT FOR HUMAN GROWTH, DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION

  11. Family and biological factors in preterm birth and early child development in Israel - by Gregory Livshits and Inga Peter (Israel)
  12. Nutrition and within - household sharing of food - by Stanley J. Ulijaszek (Great Britain)
  13. Familial factors in physical activity and performance of children and youth - by Robert M. Malina (USA)
  14. Family environment, parents constitutional characteristics and biological development of children - by Anna Siniarska (Mexico - Poland)
  15. The family and child growth (cross cultural studies in Poland, Japan, South Korea and Mexico) - by Napoleon Wolanski (Mexico - Poland)

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