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LeVine, Robert A. (Robert Alan) 1932-

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Works: 79 works in 366 publications in 2 languages and 11,817 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Bibliography  Interviews  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works about Robert A LeVine
 
Most widely held works by Robert A LeVine
Japanese frames of mind : cultural perspectives on human development( )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 2,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By placing the Japanese evidence within the context of Western psychological theory and research, this text calls for a systematic reexamination of Western psychology as one psychology among many other ethnopsychologies
Culture, Behavior, and Personality by Robert A LeVine( Book )

43 editions published between 1973 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- PREFACE -- ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- PART I INTRODUCTION: THE COMPARATIVE STUDY OF PERSONALITY AND SOCIOCULTURAL ENVIRONMENTS -- 1. Basic Questions for Culture and Personality Research -- 2. Group Differences in Individual Behavior Patterns -- PART II AN OVERVIEW OF EXISTING THEORIES AND METHODS -- 3. Theoretical Conceptions of Culture-Personality Relations -- 4. Concepts of Socialization -- 5. Methods of Assessing Personality -- 6. Institutions, Deviance and Change -- PART II I POPULATION PSYCHOLOGY: AN EVOLUTIONARY MODEL OF CULTURE AND PERSONALITY -- 7. The Applicability of a Darwinian View -- 8. Basic Concepts in an Evolutionary Model -- 9. Adaptive Processes 1: Stability -- 10. Adaptive Processes 2: Change -- 11. A Cost-Benefit View of Psychosocial Adaptation -- PART IV THE STUDY OF INDIVIDUAL DISPOSITIONS I N SOCIAL SETTINGS -- 12. Strategies in Personality Study -- 13. Psychoanalytic Clinical Method -- 14. The Couch and the Field -- 15. Universal Categories and the Translation Problem -- 16. Psychoanalytic Ethnography: Structures for Comparative Observation -- 17. Religious Symbols and Religious Experience -- PART V CONCLUSIONS -- 18. 'New Directions in Culture and Personality Research -- 19. The Self in Culture -- APPENDIX A -- REFERENCES -- INDEX
Do parents matter? : why Japanese babies sleep well, Mexican siblings don't fight, and American parents should just relax by Robert A LeVine( Book )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In some parts of northwestern Nigeria, mothers studiously avoid making eye contact with their babies. Some Chinese parents go out of their way to seek confrontation with their toddlers. Japanese parents almost universally co-sleep with their infants, sometimes continuing to share a bed with them until age ten. Yet all these parents are as likely as Americans to have loving relationships with happy children. If these practices seem bizarre, or their results seem counterintuitive, it's not necessarily because other cultures have discovered the keys to understanding children. It might be more appropriate to say there are no keys-but Americans are driving themselves crazy trying to find them. When we're immersed in news articles and scientific findings proclaiming the importance of some factor or other, we often miss the bigger picture: that parents can only affect their children so much. Robert and Sarah LeVine, married anthropologists at Harvard University, have spent their lives researching parenting across the globe-starting with a trip to visit the Hausa people of Nigeria as newlyweds in 1969. Their decades of original research provide a new window onto the challenges of parenting and the ways that it is shaped by economic, cultural, and familial traditions. Their ability to put our modern struggles into global and historical perspective should calm many a nervous mother or father's nerves. It has become a truism to say that American parents are exhausted and overstressed about the health, intelligence, happiness, and success of their children. But as Robert and Sarah LeVine show, this is all part of our culture. And a look around the world may be just the thing to remind us that there are plenty of other choices to make"--
Culture theory : essays on mind, self, and emotion( Book )

38 editions published between 1984 and 2003 in English and held by 921 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropology's romantic rebellion against the enlightenment, or there's more to thinking than reason and evidence / Richard A. Shweder / - Properties of culture : an ethnographic view / Robert A. LeVine / - Cultural meaning systems / Roy G. D'Andrade / - From the native's point of view : on the nature of anthropological understanding / Clifford Geertaz / - Toward an anthropology of self and feeling / Michelle Z. Rosaldo / - Does the concept of the person vary cross-culturally? / Richard A. Shweder / - Understanding people / Zeno Vendler / - Emotion, knowing, and culture / Robert I. Levy / - Getting angry : the jamesian theory of emotion in anthropology / Robert C. Solomon / - The development of competence in culturally defined domains : a preliminary framework / Howard Gardner / - Language acquisition and socialization : three developmental stories and their implications / Elinor Ochs
Ethnocentrism: theories of conflict, ethnic attitudes, and group behavior by Robert A LeVine( Book )

17 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture and personality; contemporary readings by Robert A LeVine( Book )

13 editions published between 1974 and 1979 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Child care and culture : lessons from Africa by Robert A LeVine( Book )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Child Care and Culture examines parenthood, infancy, and early childhood in an African community, raising provocative questions about "normal" child care. Comparing the Gusii people of Kenya with the American white middle class, the authors show how divergent cultural priorities create differing conditions for early childhood development. Gusii mothers, who bear ten children on average, focus on goals of survival during infancy and compliance during early childhood, following a cultural model of maternal behavior for achieving these goals. Their practices are successful in a local context but diverge sharply from those considered normal or optimal in North America and Europe, especially in terms of cognitive stimulation, social engagement, emotional arousal, verbal responsiveness, and emotional support for exploration and conversation. Combining the perspectives of social anthropology, pediatrics, and developmental psychology, the authors demonstrate how child care customs can be responsive to varied socioeconomic, demographic, and cultural conditions without inflicting harm on children
Public planning: failure and redirection by Robert A LeVine( Book )

8 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mothers and wives : Gusii women of East Africa by Sarah LeVine( Book )

8 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreams and deeds; achievement motivation in Nigeria by Robert A LeVine( Book )

10 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human conditions : the cultural basis of educational development by Robert A LeVine( Book )

17 editions published between 1986 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on anthropological and historical inquiry, this book proposes and illustrates a new approach to the comparative analysis of educational policy. It investigates cultural conceptions of human potential as they inform social and economic goals of education by reviewing the transitions of Western countries, Japan, and the People's Republic of China. An analysis of the problems and emerging patterns of Third World societies reveals how and why the meanings of life for the majority of their populations are still influenced by agrarian cultural models, even after the introduction of new educational and occupational careers. It is proposed that culture-specific meanings of education are determined by each country's particular transition from its agrarian past to its current socio-economic conditions. (Jd)
Literacy and mothering : how women's schooling changes the lives of the world's children by Robert A LeVine( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 406 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Women's schooling is strongly related to child survival and other outcomes beneficial to children throughout the developing world, but the reasons behind these statistical connections have been unclear. In Literacy and Mothering, the authors show, for the first time, how communicative change plays a key role: Girls acquire academic literacy skills, even in low-quality schools, which enable them, as mothers, to understand public health messages in the mass media and to navigate bureaucratic health services effectively, reducing risks to their children's health. With the acquisition of academic literacy, their health literacy and health navigation skills are enhanced, thereby reducing risks to children and altering interactions between mother and child. Assessments of these maternal skills in four diverse countries - Mexico, Nepal, Venezuela, and Zambia - support this model and are presented in the book."--Book jacket
Anthropology and child development : a cross-cultural reader( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unprecedented collection of articles is an introduction to the study of cultural variations in childhood across the world and to the theoretical frameworks for investigating and interpreting them
Parental behavior in diverse societies( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nyansongo: a Gusii community in Kenya by Robert A LeVine( Book )

11 editions published between 1966 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychological anthropology : a reader on self in culture by Robert A LeVine( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychological Anthropology: A Reader in Self in Culture presents a selection of readings from recent and classical literature with a rich diversity of insights into the individual and society. It presents the latest psychological research from a variety of global cultures; sheds new light on historical continuities in psychological anthropology; explores the cultural relativity of emotional experience and moral concepts among diverse peoples, the Freudian influence and recent psychoanalytic trends in anthropology; and addresses childhood and the acquisition of culture, an ethnographic focus on the self as portrayed in ritual and healing, and how psychological anthropology illuminates social change. --Provided by publisher
Childhood socialization : comparative studies of parenting, learning, and educational change by Robert A LeVine( Book )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book on the socialization of the child in diverse cultures focuses on parent-child relationships, enculturation, and child development under changing educational conditions. Twelve articles originally published by the author and his colleagues between 1960 and 1996 show the evolution not only in LeVine's thinking but in the field as a whole. These articles are supplemented by new commentaries written for this volume. LeVine examines intersections among patterns of childhood experience, cultural values and institutional change in developing societies during the 20th century. Individual chapters include a focus on Kenya, Nigeria and Mexico; parenting, the child's acquisition of culture, and the impact of mass schooling on maternal care; and critiques of psychoanalysis, environmentalism and the psychology of individual differences."--BOOK JACKET
Land analysis for community planning: an annotated bibliography by Robert A LeVine( Book )

5 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnocentrism field manual by Robert A LeVine( Book )

5 editions published between 1965 and 1972 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gusii of Kenya by Robert A LeVine( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Japanese frames of mind : cultural perspectives on human development
Alternative Names
Le Vine, Robert

Le Vine, Robert Alan 1932-

LeVine, Robert 1932-

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LeVine, Robert A. (Robert Alan), 1932-

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Robert Alan LeVine

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Spanish (4)

Covers
Culture, Behavior, and PersonalityCulture theory : essays on mind, self, and emotionCulture and personality; contemporary readingsChild care and culture : lessons from AfricaAnthropology and child development : a cross-cultural readerPsychological anthropology : a reader on self in cultureChildhood socialization : comparative studies of parenting, learning, and educational change