Journals Higher Education



24 September 2014

304 Pages | 20 illus.

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199684991

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Learning How to Feel

Children's Literature and the History of Emotional Socialization, 1870-1970

Ute Frevert, Pascal Eitler, Stephanie Olsen, Uffa Jensen, Margrit Pernau, Daniel Bruckenhaus, Magdalena Beljan, Benno Gammerl, Anja Laukotter, Bettina Hitzer, Jan Plamper, Juliane Brauer, and Joachim C. Haberlen

  • A key historical framework for study of the effects of literature on children's emotional development in the century up to 1970
  • Employs a literary perspective, offering readers an historical context for the processes in childhood of acquiring practical knowledge
  • Provides an excellent reference point for courses that include the history of emotions, cultural studies, and child development, at both undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Explores broad questions of children's socialization and the acquisition of practical emotional knowledge in the modern period
  • Addresses the realm of children's studies through a historical as well as literary lens, allowing areas like developmental and child psychology to benefit from the historical and cultural context