Category Anthropology and Sociology


Childhood in a Sri Lankan Village: Reading, Book Signing, and Reception with UMBC Anthropologist Bambi Chapin

Childhood in a Sri Lankan Village
Wednesday, October 22 | 4:00 p.m.
Bambi Chapin, Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery

Like toddlers all over the world, Sri Lankan children go through a period that in the U.S. is referred to as the “terrible twos.” Yet once they reach elementary school age, they appear uncannily passive, compliant, and undemanding compared to their Western counterparts. Clearly, these children have undergone some process of socialization, but what? (Click heading for full description.)


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