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

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

Label
The mind of the child : child development in literature, science, and medicine, 1840-1900
Title
The mind of the child
Title remainder
child development in literature, science, and medicine, 1840-1900
Statement of responsibility
by Sally Shuttleworth
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
What is the difference between a lie and a fantasy, when the subject is a child? Moving between literary and scientific texts, Sally Shuttleworth explores a range of fascinating issues that emerge when the inner world of the child becomes, for the first time, the explicit focus of literary and medical attention. Starting in the 1840s, which saw the publication of explorations of child development by Bronte and Dickens, as well as some of the first psychiatric studies of childhood, this groundbreaking book progresses through post-Darwinian considerations of the child's relations to the animal kingdom, to chart the rise of the Child Study Movement of the 1890s. Based on in-depth interdisciplinary research, The Mind of the Child offers detailed readings of novels by Dickens, Meredith, James, Hardy and others, as well as the first overview of the early histories of child psychology and psychiatry. Initial chapters cover issues such as fears and night terrors, imaginary lands, and the precocious child, while later ones look at ideas of child sexuality and adolescence and the relationship between child and monkey. Experiments on babies, the first baby shows, and domestic monkey keeping also feature. Many of our current concerns with reference to childhood are shown to have their parallels in the Victorian age: from the pressures of school examinations, or the problems of adolescence, through to the disturbing issue of child suicide. Childhood, from this period, took on new importance as holding the key to the adult mind
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shuttleworth, Sally
Dewey number
820.93561
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR468.C5
LC item number
S58 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WS 11 FA1
NLM item number
S562m 2010
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Child psychology in literature
  • English literature
  • Children in literature
  • Literature and medicine
  • Literature and science
  • Child development
  • Child development in literature
  • Child Development
  • Adolescent Development
  • History, 19th Century
  • Literature
  • Psychology, Adolescent
  • Psychology, Child
  • United Kingdom
Label
The mind of the child : child development in literature, science, and medicine, 1840-1900, by Sally Shuttleworth
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [449]-481) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The emergence of child psychiatry -- Fears, phantasms, and night terrors -- Lies and imagination -- Imaginary lands -- Passion -- The forcing apparatus: Dombey and son -- Progress, pressure, and precocity -- Science, system, and the sexual body: The ordeal of Richard Feverel -- Childhood in post-Darwinian psychiatry -- Childhood, sexuality, and the novel -- The science of child development -- Experiments on babies -- Monkeys and children -- Child study in the 1890s -- Autobiography and the science of child study -- Unnatural history: Father and son -- Childhood as performance: What Maisie knew -- Jude the obscure and child suicide
Control code
500794390
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 497 pages
Isbn
9780199582563
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)500794390
Label
The mind of the child : child development in literature, science, and medicine, 1840-1900, by Sally Shuttleworth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [449]-481) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The emergence of child psychiatry -- Fears, phantasms, and night terrors -- Lies and imagination -- Imaginary lands -- Passion -- The forcing apparatus: Dombey and son -- Progress, pressure, and precocity -- Science, system, and the sexual body: The ordeal of Richard Feverel -- Childhood in post-Darwinian psychiatry -- Childhood, sexuality, and the novel -- The science of child development -- Experiments on babies -- Monkeys and children -- Child study in the 1890s -- Autobiography and the science of child study -- Unnatural history: Father and son -- Childhood as performance: What Maisie knew -- Jude the obscure and child suicide
Control code
500794390
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 497 pages
Isbn
9780199582563
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)500794390

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