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The mind of the child : child development in literature, science, and medicine, 1840-1900

Author: Sally Shuttleworth; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the 1840s novelists such as Bronte and Dickens began to explore the inner world of the child. Simultaneously the first psychiatric studies of childhood were appearing. Moving between literature  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sally Shuttleworth; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780199582563 0199582564 9780199682171 0199682178
OCLC Number: 894947367
Awards: Winner of Winner of the British Society for Literature and Science.
Description: x, [2], 497 s. : il. ; 24 cm
Contents: LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS ; INTRODUCTION ; PART I EARLY CHILD PSYCHIATRY AND THE LITERARY IMAGINATION ; 1. The Emergence of Child Psychiatry ; 2. Fears, Phantasms, and Night Terrors ; 3. Lies and Imagination ; 4. Imaginary Lands ; 5. Passion ; PART II SYSTEMATIC EDUCATION ; 6. The Forcing Apparatus: Dombey and Son ; 7. Progress, Pressure, and Precocity ; 8. Science, System, and the Sexual Body: The Ordeal of Richard Feverel ; PART III POST-DARWINIAN CHILDHOOD: SEXUALITY AND ANIMALITY ; 9. Childhood in Post-Darwinian Psychiatry ; 10. Childhood, Sexuality, and the Novel ; 11. The Science of Child Development ; 12. Experiments on Babies ; 13. Monkeys and Children ; PART IV CHILDHOOD AT THE FIN-DE-SIECLE ; 14. Child Study in the 1890s ; 15. Autobiography and the Science of Child Study ; 16. Unnatural History: Father and Son ; 17. Childhood as Performance: What Maisie Knew ; 18. Jude the Obscure and Child Suicide ; CONCLUSION
Responsibility: by Sally Shuttleworth.

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