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Desire for Society

Children’s Knowledge as Social Imagination

  • Hans G. Furth

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction

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  3. The Evidence

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  4. Supporting Evidence

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      Pages 115-116
    2. From Anthropology

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    3. From Psychoanalysis

    4. From Ethology

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  5. Theories of Society

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  6. Conclusion

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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 251-263

About this book

Introduction

'A powerful, integrative, and insightful theory of society.'-Jack Meacham, State University of New York, Buffalo This provocative work presents a unified and scientifically grounded new theory on the development of society, namely, that the imaginary play of children reflects an endogenous orientation toward the construction of society. In twelve studies, Furth combines delightful observations of young children's spontaneous actions and interactions with lucid descriptions of complex psychological theories-including those of Piaget, Freud, Lacan, and Marxist scholars.

Keywords

Action communication development interaction

Authors and affiliations

  • Hans G. Furth
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  1. 1.The Catholic University of AmericaUSA

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