I’m a bookcase snoop. When I am invited to a new home, I can’t wait to see what they have on their bookshelves or coffee table. A lot of people seem to enjoy when I post about what I am currently reading so I thought I might highlight a few of my favorites from my bookshelves. And I’d love to hear from you on your favorites. Continue reading
In 1966, Thomas and Hatsumi Maretzki wrote an ethnography of the Okinawan village of Taira, published as part of a series called Six Cultures: Studies of Child Rearing, which this article is a summary focusing on his observations of infant carrying.
Beginning one month after birth, a baby is kept in constant contact with its caregiver’s body and this continues until the child is around two years old, or whenever the mother becomes pregnant again.
“A child is strapped onto someone’s back from the time he wakes up in the morning to the time he is put to bed at night.”(Maretzki, 107).