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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
Action
Self-Renewing
Cataloging source
N$T
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 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
NLM call number
WS 11 FA1
NLM item number
S562m 2010
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Child development
  • English literature
  • Literature and science
  • Child psychology in literature
  • Literature and medicine
  • Child Development
  • Adolescent Development
  • Psychology, Adolescent
  • Psychology, Child
  • History, 19th Century
  • Literature
  • United Kingdom
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Child psychology in literature
  • English literature
  • Literature and medicine
  • Literature and science
  • Great Britain
  • Kinderpsychologie
  • Literatur
  • Englisch
  • Englisch
Label
The mind of the child : child development in literature, science and medicine, 1840-1900, by Sally Shuttleworth
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-481) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Early child psychiatry and the literary imagination. The emergence of child psychiatry -- Fears, phantasms, and night terrors -- Lies and imagination -- Imaginary lands -- Passion -- pt. 2. Systematic education. The forcing apparatus: Dombey and son -- Progress, pressure, and precocity -- Science, system, and the sexual body: The ordeal of Richard Feverel -- pt. 3. Post-Darwinian childhood: sexuality and animality. Childhood in post-Darwinian psychiatry -- Childhood, sexuality, and the novel -- The science of child development -- Experiments on babies -- Monkeys and children -- pt. 4. Childhood at the fin de siècle. 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
670228705
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 497 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191576881
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612774980
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
277498
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)670228705
Label
The mind of the child : child development in literature, science and medicine, 1840-1900, by Sally Shuttleworth
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-481) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Early child psychiatry and the literary imagination. The emergence of child psychiatry -- Fears, phantasms, and night terrors -- Lies and imagination -- Imaginary lands -- Passion -- pt. 2. Systematic education. The forcing apparatus: Dombey and son -- Progress, pressure, and precocity -- Science, system, and the sexual body: The ordeal of Richard Feverel -- pt. 3. Post-Darwinian childhood: sexuality and animality. Childhood in post-Darwinian psychiatry -- Childhood, sexuality, and the novel -- The science of child development -- Experiments on babies -- Monkeys and children -- pt. 4. Childhood at the fin de siècle. 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
670228705
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 497 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191576881
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
9786612774980
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
277498
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)670228705

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