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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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Fall 2014

Program Name

Senegal: National Identity and the Arts


This research project explores the life stages of infancy and early childhood in the village of Ndiane in the Thies region of Senegal. I will discuss how biology meets culture to influence children, parenting styles, and expectations of the life stage. How does ecology, the interaction of physical, biological and cultural landscapes, characterize childhood and the intertwined belief systems that influence parenting? The information was gathered using a combination of participant observation and free list interviews.


Biology | Ecology and Evolutionary Biology | Family, Life Course, and Society | Health Policy | Social and Cultural Anthropology


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