Intimate Fathers: The Nature and Context of Aka Pygmy Paternal Infant Care

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University of Michigan Press, Jan 31, 1993 - Social Science - 216 pages
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This systematic study of non-Western fathers' roles in infant care focuses on the Aka pygmies of central Africa
  

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Contents

Introduction
1
Aka Pygmies of the Western Congo Basin
11
Methods
47
The Level and Context of Father Involvement
75
The Nature of Father Caregiving
93
Aka Perceptions of Fatherhood
107
Intracultural and Intercultural Variation in the FatherInfant Relationship
121
Fathers Role in Human Evolution
151
Conclusions and Implications
167
References Cited
177
Index
195
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Barry S. Hewlett is professor of anthropology at Washington State University, Vancouver. He has conducted research with Congo Basin hunter-gatherers since 1973 and is co-editor of Hunter-Gatherer Childhoods (with Michael Lamb) and author of Intimate Fathers.

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