Shuttleworth Sally

in The Mind of the Child

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780199582563
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191702327 | DOI:

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This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about child development in literature, science, and medicine in England during the period from 1840 to 1900. The book examines the complex interplay between the literary and the scientific domains as writers and experimenters sought to define and explore the baffling territory of the mind of the child or the child psyche. It provides literary interpretations of the popular, scientific, and medical discourse of the era that may serve as a guide to the emerging construction of the child mind and to the child study movement.

Keywords: child development; England; literature; science; medicine; child study movement

Chapter.  5036 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century)

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