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Ancestral Landscapes in Human EvolutionCulture, Childrearing and Social Wellbeing$
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Darcia Narvaez, Kristin Valentino, Agustin Fuentes, James J. McKenna, and Peter Gray

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199964253

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964253.001.0001

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Intertwining the Influences of Culture and Ecology Broadens a Definition of the Importance of Closeness in Care

Intertwining the Influences of Culture and Ecology Broadens a Definition of the Importance of Closeness in Care

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(p.164) Commentary Intertwining the Influences of Culture and Ecology Broadens a Definition of the Importance of Closeness in Care
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Ancestral Landscapes in Human Evolution
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Wendy Middlemiss

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964253.003.0011

The previous chapter noted that culture and ecology are considered separately in examination of sleep spaces and nighttime care. In examining these two communities, we see the importance of considering these aspects of care as influencing each other and important to the resulting nature of childrearing practices. This foundation leads to questions of how cultural views of cosleeping in Western communities may impact children’s and families’ well-being.

Keywords:   cosleeping, normative practice, responsiveness, stress

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