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 chapter sums up the key findings of this study on child development in literature, science, and medicine in England during the period from 1840 to 1900. Despite the intervention of the sciences of childhood, there remained contradicting conceptions of childhood innocence and religious declaration that the child was a creature of original sin. In all the development during this period, literary texts played a definitive role in opening up initially the internal spaces of the child mind and then responding to and questioning scientific and medical theories.

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

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Subjects: Literary Studies (19th Century)

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