Book

Children of Deh Koh: young life in an Iranian village

Syracuse University PressSyracuse, N.Y. • Published In 1997 • Pages:

By: Friedl, Erika.

Abstract
The people Friedl studied are Shi'a Lurs living in the high mountains of southwest Iran. This book focuses on children and compliments her earlier work on women of the same village (see document no. 6.) The same families and names appear in both books. Beginning with pregnancy and birth, she discusses the development of children by age group and gender up to marriage. The material conveyed is personal and anecdotal, covering children's behavior and play and their relationships with each other and adults. She masterfully relates their thinking and feelings through acute observation and verbatim conversation. Rural familial dynamics and gender relations are artfully revealed.
Subjects
Music
Personal names
Naming
Ethics
Ingroup antagonisms
Family
Kinship
Reproduction
Infancy and childhood
Socialization
Education
culture
Lur
HRAF PubDate
2000
Region
Middle East
Sub Region
Middle East
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Ethnologist-5
Analyst
Ian Skoggard ; 2005
Coverage Date
1965-1994
Coverage Place
'Deh Koh,' Fars, Iran
Notes
Erika Friedl
Based on research carried out between 1965 and 1994
LCCN
97025579
LCSH
Lur (Iranian people)/Children--Iran--Social conditions/Children--Iran--Social life and customs/Iran--Social life and customs/Iran--Rural conditions