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Author Erikson, Erik H. (Erik Homburger), 1902-1994.

Title Childhood and society / Erik H. Erikson.

Imprint New York ; London [UK] : W.W. Norton & Company, [1993]

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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    305.231 ERI 1963    DUE 10-06-19 Billed
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    305.231 ERI    On Holdshelf
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
Description 445 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Note Originally published: New York : Norton, 1950. This edition, originally published in 1985.
Bibliography "Published writings of Erik H. Erikson": pages 427-430.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Foreword: afterthoughts 1985 -- Foreword to the second edition -- Foreword to the first edition -- pt. 1. Childhood and the modalities of social life. Relevance and relativity in the case history -- The theory of infantile sexuality -- pt. 2. Childhood in two American Indian tribes. Hunters across the prairie -- Fishermen along a salmon river -- pt. 3. The growth of the ego. Early ego failure : Jean -- Toys and reasons -- Eight ages of man -- pt. 4. Youth and the evolution of identity. Reflections on the American identity -- The legend of Hitler's childhood -- The legend of Maxim Gorkey's youth -- Conclusion : beyond anxiety -- Published writings of Erik H. Erikson -- Index.
Summary "The original and vastly influential ideas of Erik H. Erikson underlie much of our understanding of human development. His insights into the interdependence of the individual's growth and historical change, his now-famous concepts of identity, growth, and the life cycle, have changed the way we perceive ourselves and society. Widely read and cited, his works have won numerous awards including the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Combining the insights of clinical psychoanalysis with a new approach to cultural anthropology, Childhood and Society deals with the relationships between childhood training and cultural accomplishment, analyzing the infantile and the mature, the modern and the archaic elements in human motivation. It was hailed upon its first publication as "a rare and living combination of European and American thought in the human sciences" (Margaret Mead, The American Scholar). Translated into numerous foreign languages, it has gone on to become a classic in the study of the social significance of childhood."--Back cover.
Combining the insights of clinical psychoanalysis with a (then) new approach to cultural anthropology, this book is considered a landmark work on the social significance of childhood. The author examines the relationships between childhood training and cultural accomplishment, analyzing the infantile and the mature, the modern and the archaic elements in human motivation.
Subject Child development.
Socialization.
Child psychology.
Identity (Psychology) -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
ISBN 039331068X (pbk.)
9780393310689 (pbk.)

 
    
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