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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Ainsworth, Mary D. (Salter)
Infancy in Uganda: infant care and the growth of love
Published By: Original publisher
Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press. 1967. xvii, 471 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Mary D. Salter Ainsworth
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1998. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Ontogenetic data (145);
Infant feeding (853);
Infant care (854);
Child care (855);
Development and maturation (856);
Weaning and food training (862);
Independence training (866);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This is an in-depth report on infant care and development
in rural Uganda, based on seven-months participant obervation of 28 infants (starting ages
ranging from two days to eighty weeks), living in 23 households from 7 different villages
located 15 miles outside of Kampala. With help of an interpreter, the author visited on a
rotating basis the homes of the infants, as well as, a local clinic where many of the first
contacts with families were made. Each visit consisted of a brief stay in which the author
observed the behavior of the mother, infant and other caretakers in the household. Also,
the clinic carried out regular developmental tests. The author was interested in the
influence of mother-infant attachment on infant development. One finding was that the open
and stimulating household environment together with a mother responsive to infant needs had
a favorable impact on infant sensorimotor development, however sickness and weaning had a
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 459-462) and
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Ian Skoggard ; 1997
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LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Ganda (African people)