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By Naomi Quinn, Jeannette Marie Mageo (eds.)

Since the Nineteen Fifties, the examine of early attachment and separation has been ruled through a college of psychology that's Euro-American in its theoretical assumptions. according to ethnographic reviews in various locales, this ebook is going past past efforts to critique attachment thought, offering a cross-cultural foundation for figuring out human development.

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It is found fairly often in infants with mothers with a pattern of drug abuse (Rodning, Beckwith, and Howard 1991) and alcohol abuse (O’Connor, Sigman, and Brill 1987) or history of maltreatment (Carlson et al. 1989). It has come to be included in many studies as a meaningful category that identifies dysfunctional attachment systems. However, since the category is really just a residual one, designed to be applied to those infants who do not fit the other three categories, it might be seen more productively as evidence of the inadequacy of the three attachment classifications to explain the data in infants who do not come from mainstream European/American cultures (the group that was used for constructing the categories in the first place).

2. To anticipate Suzanne Gaskins’s (chapter 1) point this fourth category may have been an early sign of this category system’s failure to fully encompass attachment responses and their variations. All but the studies in chapters 2 and 3 are reanalyses of ethnographic material after the fact of its collection, in almost all cases drawn from the authors’ own field research, but not originally gathered to study attachment. This is simply a result of Introduction 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 29 the fact that psychological anthropology has only lately begun to pay attention to attachment theory, and not necessarily either an asset or a drawback at this stage in the theory’s rethinking.

New York: Monthly Review Press. Bretherton, Inge. 1985. ” In Growing Points of Attachment Theory and Research, Inge Bretherton and Everett Waters, eds. Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, Serial No. 209, 50:1/2:3–35. Bretherton, Inge. 1991. ” In Attachment across the Life Cycle, Colin M. , pp. 9–32. New York: Routledge. Briggs, Jean. 1998. Inuit Morality Play: The Emotional Education of a Three-YearOld. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. Cassidy, Jude. 2008. ” In Handbook of Attachment: Theory, Research, and Clinical Applications, 2nd edition, Jude Cassidy and Phillip R.

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