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Parenting Across Cultures

Childrearing, Motherhood and Fatherhood in Non-Western Cultures

Selin, Helaine (Ed.)

2014, XXII, 516 p. 77 illus.

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  • Describes associated issues such as depression in relation to different parenting styles
  • Highlights the strong connection between culture and parenting
  • Includes many different cultural views on parenting​

There is a strong connection between culture and parenting. What is acceptable in one culture is frowned upon in another.  This applies to behavior after birth, encouragement in early childhood, and regulation and freedom during adolescence. There are differences in affection and distance, harshness and repression, and acceptance and criticism. Some parents insist on obedience; others are concerned with individual development.  This clearly differs from parent to parent, but there is just as clearly a connection to culture.  This book includes chapters on China, Colombia, Jordan, Kenya, the Philippines, Thailand, Korea, Vietnam, Brazil, Native Americans and Australians, Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Ecuador, Cuba, Pakistan, Nigeria, Morocco, and several other countries. Beside this, the authors address depression, academic achievement, behavior, adolescent identity, abusive parenting, grandparents as parents, fatherhood, parental agreement and disagreement, emotional availability and stepparents.​                          


Content Level » Research

Keywords » adolescence and parenting - depression related to family lifestyle - fatherhood in non-western cultures - motherhood in non-western cultures - parenting in non-western cultures - styles of obedience in parenting

Related subjects » Public Health - Social Sciences

Table of contents 

1. Parenting Practices and Shyness in Chinese Children; Yiyuan Yu; Lijin Zhang; Puanani Hee.- 2. Parenting in Hong Kong: Traditional Chinese Cultural Roots and Contemporary Phenomena; Daniel T. L. Shek; Rachel C.F. Sun.- 3. Parenting in India; Rita Isaac; I.K. Annie’ H.R. Prashanth.- 4. Parenting in Vietnam; Tatyana Mestechkina; Nguyen Duc Son; Jin Y. Shin.- 5. Child Rearing in Japan; Susan D. Holloway; Ayumi Nagase.- 6. Parental Beliefs and Fathers' and Mothers’ Roles in Malaysian Families; Ziarat Hossain.- 7. Parenting in Pakistan: An Overview; Riffat Moazam Zaman.- 8. Parenting in The Philippines; Liane Pena Alampay.- 9. Childrearing, Motherhood and Fatherhood in Bangladeshi Culture; Jena Derakhshani Hamadani; Fahminda Tofail.- 10. The Evolving Challenges Of Modern-Day Parenthood in Singapore; Karen Mui-Teng Quek.-  11. Understanding Coparenting and Family Systems Among East and Southeast Asian-Heritage Families; James McHale; Khanh Dinh; Nirmala Rao.- 12. Parenting: The Turkish Context; Hilal Sen; H. Melis Yavuz; Bilge Yagmurlu.- 13. Parenting in Israel: Together Hand in Hand, You are Mine and I am Yours; Miri Scharf.- 14. Parenting in Jordan; Hanan Takash; Suha Al-Hassan.- 15. Parenting in a Rainbow Nation: A South African Perspective on Parenting; Nicolette V. Roman .- 16. Childrearing, Motherhood and Fatherhood in Ghana; Kingsley Nyarko.- 17. Changing Patterns of Yoruba Parenting in Nigeria; Emmanuel Babatunde; Kelebogile Setiloane.- 18. Parenting Among the Nso  the Northwest Province of Cameroon; Relindis D. Yovsi.- 19. The Kenyan Parent in Changing Times; Pamela Akinyi; Kathleen Fite; Jon Lasser.-  20. Argentine Culture and Parenting Styles; María Cristina Richaud; Viviana Lemos; Jael Vargas Rubilar.- 21. Family Socialization in Brazil; Isabel Martínez; Leoncio Camino; Cleonice Camino.- 22. Parenting and Parent-Child Relationships in Chile; Kevin R. Bush; Gary W. Peterson.- 23. Parenting in Ecuador: Behaviors that Promote Social Competence; Paul L. Schvaneveldt.- 24. Parenting Across Social Classes: Perspectives on Jamaican Fathers; Patricia Anderson; Camille Daley.- 25. Parenting in Mexico: Relationships Based on Love and Obedience; Pedro Solís-Cámara; Michael P. Fung; Robert A. Fox.- 26. Parenting in Two Cultural Worlds in the Presence of One Dominant Worldview: The American Indian Experience; Betsy Davis ;Renda Dionne; Michele Fortin.- 27. Parenting in Canadian Aboriginal Cultures; Karen M. Benzies.- 28. Global Grandparents: New Roles and Relationships; Barbara H. Settles.- 29. Parenting Style and Children’s Academic Performance; Kingsley Nyarko.- 30. The Indulgent Parenting Style and Developmental Outcomes in South European and Latin American Countries; Fernando García ; Enrique Gracia.- 31. Parent, Peers, and Adolescent Outcomes: Interactions and Cultural Variations; oakim Boutakidis; Eli Lieber.- 32. Parents' Aggression Toward Children and Children's Own Aggression; Jennifer E. Lansford.- 33. Fathers, Fathering, and Fatherhood Across Cultures; Rudy Ray Seward; Leslie Stanley-Stevens.- 34. Mother-Child Emotional Availability Across Cultures: Findings From Western and Non-Western Countries; Diane L. Putnick; Marc H. Bornstein; Dana A. Breakstone; Joan T.D. Suwalsky

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