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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Abelove, Joan M.
Pre-verbal learning of kinship behavior among Shipibo infants
of eastern Peru
Published By: Original publisher
Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International.
1978 [2000 copy]. vi, 175 p. ill.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Joan M. Abelove
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2002. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
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Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This dissertation examines one specific aspect of cultural
learning that may occur duing infancy -- kinship behavior, and how it is acquired. The
problem posed by the author is whether or not infants learn culturally appropriate patterns
of interacting with others before they learn to talk, and do they interact differentially
with various kinsmen before they know the appropriate kin terms for these people (p. 4).
The information for this thesis was collected by Abelove at a Shipibo village located on
the Pisqui River in eastern Peru from a study of 14 mothers and their infants and based on
behavioral observations, interviews and projective tests (the TAT). The major findings of
this study '…are that the culturally determined patterns of kinship behavior are learned
pre-verbally and that the patterning of the mother's own interpersonal life in general is
critical in determing her infant's interpersonal behavior' (p. 148).
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UM7902539 Thesis (Ph.D.) -- City University of New
York, 1978 Includes bibliographical references (p. 150-155)
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Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
John Beierle ; 2001
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Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Pisqui River area, Peru
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Shipibo-Conibo Indians//Shipibo-Conibo Indians -- Social life