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The Resource Illuminating childhood : portraits in fiction, film, & drama, Ellen Handler Spitz

Illuminating childhood : portraits in fiction, film, & drama, Ellen Handler Spitz

Label
Illuminating childhood : portraits in fiction, film, & drama
Title
Illuminating childhood
Title remainder
portraits in fiction, film, & drama
Statement of responsibility
Ellen Handler Spitz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • While literature and the arts are rarely considered primary sources for knowledge about human motivation and behavior, people read novels, attend movies, watch television, and go to the theater not solely to be entertained but also to learn about one another and about themselves. Illuminating Childhood formalizes this quest for psychological knowledge in the domain of the arts. --
  • Starting with the premise that a gifted writer, artist, or filmmaker has the ability to teach us as much in one scene as a theorist can in a treatise or a therapist in a session, the author shares her intimate experience of eight thematically linked works in film and literature from the second half of the twentieth century, touching on issues central to parent-child relations, including toxic intrafamilial secrets, the disjunction between love and understanding, and the lasting impact of deceased parents on their children. While the canon of literature about children and parent-child relations includes books that identify problems, propose solutions, and present statistical data, Illuminating Childhood offers a living out of experience via the arts, written for a general audience{u1D70}arents, teachers, mental health professionals, those who engage with their students via the arts of literature and film, and others. --Book Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spitz, Ellen Handler
Dewey number
809/.933523
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.5.C48
LC item number
S65 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children in literature
  • Parent and child in literature
  • Children in motion pictures
Label
Illuminating childhood : portraits in fiction, film, & drama, Ellen Handler Spitz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
617508962
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 200 pages
Isbn
9780472117543
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010030242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)617508962
Label
Illuminating childhood : portraits in fiction, film, & drama, Ellen Handler Spitz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Control code
617508962
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 200 pages
Isbn
9780472117543
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010030242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)617508962

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