Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Diana Gittins
    Pages 1-19
  3. Diana Gittins
    Pages 21-45
  4. Diana Gittins
    Pages 46-79
  5. Diana Gittins
    Pages 80-108
  6. Diana Gittins
    Pages 109-144
  7. Diana Gittins
    Pages 145-172
  8. Diana Gittins
    Pages 173-201
  9. Diana Gittins
    Pages 202-207
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 208-231

About this book


Drawing on personal, historical, sociological, psychoanalytic, literary and artistic sources, this compelling book explores the tensions and contradictions implicit in notions of children and childhood. It examines how children can at once represent innocence, beauty and hope, while at the same time are neglected, disenfranchised and abused. Wide-ranging and provocative, this exploration of what 'the child' means, and has meant, to adults, will appeal to students and professionals across many disciplines, as well as to the interested general reader.


child childhood children psychoanalysis sociology

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