Talent In Context: Historical and Social Perspectives on Giftedness

Pages: 218
Item #: 4318720
ISBN: 978-1-55798-493-7
List Price: $34.95
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Copyright: 1998
Format: Hardcover
Other Format: Softcover
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There is a dynamic interplay of social and historical forces that shapes the conceptualization and nurturing of talent. In Talent in Context, eminent contributors address the various social and historical contexts within which giftedness evolves.

The book is divided into three sections: Cultural Contexts, Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Contexts, and Conceptualizing and Reconceptualizing Giftedness. Chapters span a variety of perspectives—psychological, sociological, biological, and anthropological—to spark a reexamination of assumptions about the impact of context on the emergence of talent. Talent in Context explores many of the cutting-edge themes driving talent research across disciplines and will be a valuable resource for professionals in the social and behavioral sciences seeking to define, understand, and enhance the talents of extraordinary individuals.

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