Listening to Culture: Constructing Reality from Everyday Talk

Listening to Culture: Constructing Reality from Everyday Talk

By: Nandita Chaudhary (author)Hardback

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Listening to Culture explores the rich world of everyday talk--in families, with children, between friends, at the work place--and shows the significance of this social activity in the understanding of culture.

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Nandita Chaudhary is presently working as Reader at the Department of Human Development and Childhood Studies at Lady Irwin College, University of Delhi. She has a Ph.D. from University of Delhi and has been a Fulbright scholar at the Department of Psychology, Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts. She has written several journal articles and chapters in books, and is actively involved with crosscultural research and publication projects. She has authored Listening to Culture published by SAGE, New Delhi in 2004, and is Associate editor of the SAGE journal Culture and Psychology, and consultant editor for the SAGE journal Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.


Foreword - Jaan Valsiner Preface Approaching Cultural Realities Cultural Terrains and Language Activity: Interactively Constructed Domains Children and Cultural Continuity: Family, Childhood and Socialism Investigating Reality: Methodological Predicaments The Cultural Setting: Dominant Themes of Childhood in India Taxonomy of Personhood in Conversations Domains of Heightened Activity Principles of Cultural Activity Concluding Remarks Bibliography Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 06/05/2004
  • ISBN13: 9780761932000
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 235
  • ID: 9780761932000
  • ISBN10: 0761932003

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