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Published: 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

Emotions in History

  • 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