Childhood and Society

Childhood and Society

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With this deeply influential book, which is now internationally recognised as a classic study of childhood and its social significance, Professor Erikson has made an outstanding contribution to the study of human behaviour. Drawing on psychoanalytical theory and his own clinical experience, he devotes the main chapters to anxiety in young children, apathy in American Indians, confusion in veterans of war, and arrogance in young Nazis.

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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 28mm | 281.23g
  • LondonUnited Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099532913
  • 9780099532910
  • 73,093

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"A rare and living combination of European and American thought in the human sciences" -- Margaret Mead "A unique combination of imaginative clinical description, rigorous thinking, gentle humour and deep humanity" Science "The application of psychoanalysis to the field of cultural anthropology has nowhere found a more mature expression" Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry

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About Erik H. Erikson

Born in Germany in 1902 of Danish parents, Erik H. Erikson was one of the leading figures in the field of psychoanalysis and human development. His clinical practice included the treatment of children and he made close studies of the process of growing up in a variety of social and cultural settings. He was Professor of Human Development at Harvard University, and Senior Consultant in Psychiatry for the Mount Zion Hospital in San Francisco. He died in 1994.

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