Culture and Attachment

Perceptions of the Child in Context

Robin L. Harwood, Joan G. Miller, and Nydia Lucca Irizarry

April 18, 1997
ISBN 9781572302464
Price: $39.00
169 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
Copyright Date: 1995

Examining attachment from the perspective of culture, and evaluating two different cultures from the vantage point of mothers' perceptions of attachment behavior, this book provides a unique view of desirable child behavior and long-term socialization goals among Anglo and Puerto Rican mothers of infants and toddlers. The authors integrate in-depth interviews with quantitative methods to shed light on variations both between cultures and among different socioeconomic groups within each culture, while at the same time delineating coherent conceptual frameworks that can be used to guide future research.