The Drama of Being a Child

The Search for the True Self


Author: Alice Miller

Publisher: Virago Press

ISBN: 9781860491016

Category: Child abuse

Page: 157

View: 5952

The first publication of Drama of Being a Child and of this 1997 edition are separated by fifteen years of experience - the author's experience with her own self-therapy and with other recent therapy methods, and finally her knowledge of the life histories of the several thousand readers who have written to her. The research into childhood she has undertaken in this period has led to further fine-tuning of her earlier findings, as is ocumented and illustrated here with an abundance of examples. The author examines the consequences of repression at personal and social levels, the causes of the physical and psychological harm done to children and how this can be prevented, and finally the new methods at our disposal for dealing with the consequences of infant traumas.


Toys as Popular Culture


Author: Dan Fleming

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719047176

Category: Social Science

Page: 225

View: 3421

From My Little Pony to Batman, from Lego to Nintendo, the toys that children play with make sense of their worlds. Should boys play with guns? Should girls play with Barbie dolls? This book investigates the marketing of toys, and their effects upon children.

Living Alongside a Child's Recovery

Therapeutic Parenting with Traumatized Children


Author: Billy Pughe,Terry Philpot

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843103281

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

View: 9839

Talks about the use of therapeutic parenting to help with the recovery of traumatized children. This book focuses on the effects of attachment, the benefits of residential care, and what is needed to make therapeutic parenting work for children. It provides information on nurturing, primary care and offering structured environment for children.

Stevie Smith and Authorship


Author: William May

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199583374

Category: Art

Page: 244

View: 3631

`The most useful critical guide to the Movement that has appeared in recent years' Alan Brownjohn, Literary Review --

The Drama of the Gifted Child

The Search for the True Self, Third Edition


Author: Alice Miller

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0786743611

Category: Medical

Page: 144

View: 5497

The bestselling book on childhood trauma and the enduring effects of repressed anger and pain Why are many of the most successful people plagued by feelings of emptiness and alienation? This wise and profound book has provided millions of readers with an answer--and has helped them to apply it to their own lives. Far too many of us had to learn as children to hide our own feelings, needs, and memories skillfully in order to meet our parents' expectations and win their "love." Alice Miller writes, "When I used the word 'gifted' in the title, I had in mind neither children who receive high grades in school nor children talented in a special way. I simply meant all of us who have survived an abusive childhood thanks to an ability to adapt even to unspeakable cruelty by becoming numb.... Without this 'gift' offered us by nature, we would not have survived." But merely surviving is not enough. The Drama of the Gifted Child helps us to reclaim our life by discovering our own crucial needs and our own truth.

Children's Rights and Participation in Residential Care


Author: Carolyne Willow

Publisher: JKP

ISBN: 1905818602

Category: Political Science

Page: 130

View: 5615

What rights do young people living in residential care have? How can residential staff and managers implement the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child? Why is participation important and how can adults help young people make decisions? Where can young people get independent help and advice? Children's Rights and Participation in Residential Care, the first practical guide of its kind, clearly addresses these - and many other - issues which were central to residential care in the 1990s. Arising from a two-year NCB project, this informative book charts the role of young people in developing and improving residential services and provides a comprehensive summary of research into young people's experiences. After outlining the legal entitlements of young people who live in residential care, the book provides many useful suggestions about how staff and managers can increase young people's participation. Children's Rights and Participation in Residential Care will prove invaluable to all those practitioners, managers and students who want to help create residential homes which respect and value the rights of young people.

Thou Shalt Not be Aware

Society's Betrayal of the Child


Author: Alice Miller

Publisher: Pluto Press (UK)

ISBN: 9780745313351

Category: Child abuse

Page: 331

View: 9224

'An important book with relevance to us all' New Statesman'Powerful reading' Angela Neustatter, The Guardian'Direct and positive in its approach to an urgent and bewildering problem' LA TimesMiller combines case histories with dreams, fairy tales and the works of Kafka, Woolf, Flaubert, and Beckett, in a formidable argument for a more compassionate approach to a bewildering problem.

Psychoanalysis and Gender

An Introductory Reader


Author: Rosalind Minsky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134680333

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

View: 5697

What is object-relations theory and what does it have to do with literary studies? How can Freud's phallocentric theories be applied by feminist critics? In Psychoanalysis and Gender: An Introductory Reader Rosalind Minsky answers these questions and more, offering students a clear, straightforward overview without ever losing them in jargon. In the first section Minsky outlines the fundamentals of the theory, introducing the key thinkers and providing clear commentary. In the second section, the theory is demonstrated by an anthology of seminal essays which includes: * Feminity by Sigmund Freud * Envy and Gratitude by Melanie Klein * An extract from Transitional Objects and Transitional Phenomena by Donald Winnicot * The Meaning of the Phallus by Jacques Lacan * An extract from Women's Time by Julia Kristeva * An extract from Speculum of the Other Woman by Luce Irigaray

A Humanitarian Past

Antiquitys Impact on Present Social Conditions


Author: Adele Änggård

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496993349

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

View: 1201

This book opens a window on our historical past. We find antiquity has drawn a blind over earlier and more humanitarian cultures, writing off their artistic and egalitarian practices – while antiquity’s social habits escalated stress. Psychologists have recently made us aware that stress has very negative results for community life. Simultaneously, archaeologists have uncovered information about Neolithic cultures and art that makes no sense seen beside ancient Greek descriptions. The more we learn about Old Europe, the more staggering and distorted the policies conveyed in ancient Greek myths, dramas, and epic poems become. Surprisingly, the Achaeans also show an intimate knowledge about their predecessor’s social values. Sadly, the Renaissance uncritically fell for the ancient Greek’s version of history, seeing it as the cradle of civilisation and our cultural heritage. They have even passed on these ideas to us today. Discovering A Humanitarian Past pitches us into an exciting and previously unexplored part of the human story.

The Astrological Neptune and the Quest for Redemption


Author: Liz Greene

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1609253841

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 538

View: 9648

The longing for redemption is a many-headed daimon that dwells within the most earthbound and prosaic of souls. Neptune is the astrological symbol that describes this energy. Liz Greene, an internationally known astrologer, has given us the most complete and accessible book about Neptune ever written! She explores Neptune themes in literature, myth, politics, religion, fashion, and art to show how this energy manifests.