Thematic Area - Anthropology of Children and Childhood

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Thematic Head – Prof. W. Onyango-Ouma





We examine the Anthropological approaches to the study of children and childhood. Research and teaching in looks at childhood where it is examined as a social and historical construction, and children are analyzed as active contributors to their social worlds. Students are encouraged to analyse cross-cultural ethnographic material relating to children and how youth is critically read and discussed.


These are courses undertaken in this thematic area

NAF 600 Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Anthropology          

NAF 601 Anthropological Theory                                                                               

NAF 602 Social Science Research Methods                                                     

NAF 603 Statistics for Social Sciences 

NAF 663 Anthropology of Childhood                                                                         

NAF 664 Child Development                                                                                      

NAF 665 Culture and Childcare                                                                                  

NAF 666 Children's Cultures                                                                                       

NAF 667 Children and Schooling                                                                                

NAF 668 Children in Health and Sickness                                                                 

NAF 669 Children and Social Change                                                            

NAF 670 Children in Especially Difficult Situations                                                  

NAF 671 Child Abuse                                                                                                  

NAF 672 Children and the Media                                                                               

NAF 673 Children and the Law







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