About the Book
Attachment theory has massively influenced contemporary psychology. While intended to be general, this western theory harbors a number of culturally biased assumptions and is devoted to decontextualized experimental procedures that fail to challenge this ethnocentrism. The chapters in this volume rethink attachment theory by examining it in the context of local cultural meanings, including the meanings of childrearing practices, the cultural models of virtue that shape those practices, and the translation of shared childhood experience into adult cultural understandings through developmental and psychodynamic processes. The current volume is not only a challenge to attachment theorists, but also an object lesson for psychologists of many other stripes.
About the Author: Kathleen Barlow, Central Washington University, USA Bambi L. Chapin, University of Maryland, USA Alyssa Crittenden, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA Suzanne Gaskins, Northeastern Illinois University, USA Sean Hawks, Washington State University, USA Paula Ivey Henry, Harvard School of Public Health, USA Frank W. Marlowe, University of Cambridge, UK Courtney Meehan, Washington State University, USA Gilda Morelli, Boston College, USA Susan Seymour, Pitzer College, USA