Human Development Theories

Human Development Theories

Windows on Culture

eBook - 1999
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"The contents of Human Development Theories are based on the observation that the human perceptual system and a camera are both bound by the same limitation. Neither the camera nor the person can focus on everything at once. The camera, in order to portray a panoramic landscape in all its detail, must take a succession of individual snapshots, each featuring a particular center of interest. The person, in order to comprehend a culture in all its complexities, must perceive the culture from a succession of vantage points. Throughout the book, those vantage points are provided by 25 theories of human development. Each theory is intended to delineate a particular aspect of culture, thereby contributing toward a broad understanding of what cultures are all about. The examples of cultures are drawn from all parts of the world. Thus, Human Development Theories is a demonstration of the value of diverse viewpoints toward culture."--Jacket.
Publisher: Thousand Oaks : Sage Publications, Ă1999
ISBN: 9781452262215
1452262217
9781452225609
1452225605
0761920153
9780761920151
0761920161
9780761920168
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 271 pages) : illustrations

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