ERIC Number: EJ929090
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
Contributions of Anthropology to the Study of Adolescence
Schlegel, Alice; Hewlett, Bonnie L.
Journal of Research on Adolescence, v21 n1 p281-289 Mar 2011
Adolescence researchers can turn to anthropology to learn the methods of ethnography and cultural comparisons, and they can mine its large database of information on cultures worldwide. But anthropology's single most important contribution is the concept of culture, the mosaic of a group's learned and shared, or at least understood, beliefs, practices, and modes of expression. Although there have been several notable anthropological studies of adolescence in the last decade, in general adolescence has been understudied in the fields of anthropology, and anthropology has been underrepresented in the fields of adolescence research. This article reviews work done by anthropologists that contributes directly to the study of adolescence.
Descriptors: Anthropology, Adolescents, Social Science Research, Science Process Skills, Culture, Concept Mapping
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