Wolf, Margery. Child training and the Chinese family

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Title: Child training and the Chinese family

Published in: Studies in Chinese society, edited by Arthur P. Wolf

Published By: Studies in Chinese society, edited by Arthur P. Wolf Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 1978. 225-246, 360 p.

By line: Margery Wolf

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 1995. Computer File

Culture: Taiwan Hokkien (AD05)

Subjects: Regulation of marriage (582); Household (592); Family relationships (593); Adoption (597); Kin relationships (602); Avuncular and nepotic relatives (604); Parents-in-law and children-in-law (606); Siblings-in-law (607); Child care (855); Techniques of socialization (861);

Abstract: This is an analysis of socialzation and child-rearing practices as observed by the author in a village which she calls 'Peihotien'. Wolf considers differences in practices and in the treatment and expectations of children by their parents according to the sex of the child. Changes in a woman's status and position within the family effected by the birth of a child are also discussed.

Document Number: 28

Document ID: ad05-028

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

Note: Includes bibliography

Field Date: 1959-1961

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: M. A. Marcus

Coverage Date: ca. 1960

Coverage Place: 'Peihotien' village (pseudonym, p. 222), Taipei hsien, Hai-shan region, Taiwan

LCSH: Taiwanese


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