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Kith : the riddle of the childscape

Author: Jay Griffiths
Publisher: London : Hamish Hamilton, 2013.
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Why are so many children in Euro-American cultures unhappy - and why is it that children in many traditional cultures seem happier? This title explores these questions and more.

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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Griffiths
ISBN: 9780241144343 0241144345
OCLC Number: 818450248
Description: x, 419 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: ch. One Kith --
ch. Two The Patron Saint of Childhood --
ch. Three Textures of Tenderness --
ch. Four By the Mark, Twain! --
ch. Five Wolf Milk in the Ink --
ch. Six A Ludic Revolution (and a doodle) --
ch. Seven A Clockwork Child --
ch. Eight The Will of the Wild --
ch. Nine The Fractal Politics of Childhood --
ch. Ten Who Owns a Child? --
ch. Eleven The Tribe of Children --
ch. Twelve On the Character Fault of Exuberance --
ch. Thirteen Mirrors of the Mind --
ch. Fourteen The Woods and the Quest --
ch. Fifteen The Ship That Goes as Well on Land as on Water --
ch. Sixteen The Secret World of a Child's Soul --
ch. Seventeen Eureka! --
ch. Eighteen To Affinity ... and Beyond!
Responsibility: Jay Griffiths.
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If bravery itself could write (by definition it can't), it would write, I believe, like she does -- John Berger [Griffiths has] the intelligence of a naturalist and the luminous originality of a Read more...

 
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