Dentan, Robert Knox, 1936-. Notes on childhood in nonviolent context: the Semai case

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Title: Notes on childhood in nonviolent context: the Semai case

Published in: Learning non-aggression, edited by Ashley Montagu

Published By: Learning non-aggression, edited by Ashley Montagu New York: Oxford University Press, 1978. 94-143 p.

By line: Robert Knox Dentan

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2012. Computer File

Culture: Semai (AN06)

Subjects: Drives and emotions (152); Personal names (551); Animism (774); (78); Ethnopsychology (828); Ethnosociology (829); Pregnancy (843); Childbirth (844); (85); (86);

Abstract: This source focuses on describing the ways in which the Semai enculturate their children to be non-violent. As the author views the problem of enculturation into non-violence, the process begins before the child's birth. Thus, the author examines concepts and practices related to pregnancy, childbirth, and infant and childhood training. In the examination of childhood training the author discusses, among other things, the teaching of fear and caution and the treatment of aggression in children.

Document Number: 16

Document ID: an06-016

Document Type: Essay

Language: English

Field Date: 1962-1963, 1975

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Gerald Reid; 1989

Coverage Date: 1962-1975

Coverage Place: West Malaysia

LCSH: Senoi (Southeast Asian people)


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