Childhood and Society

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Childhood and Society
Childhood and Society (first edition).jpg
Cover of the first edition
AuthorErik Erikson
LanguageEnglish
SubjectChildhood
Published1950 (W. W. Norton & Co)
Media typePrint
Pages445
ISBN039331068X

Childhood and Society is a 1950 book about the social significance of childhood by Erik H. Erikson.[1]

Summary[edit]

Erikson discusses the social significance of childhood,[1] introducing ideas such as the eight stages of psychosocial development and the concept of an "identity crisis".[2]

Reception[edit]

Childhood and Society was the first of Erikson's books to become popular.[2] Literary critic Frederick Crews calls the work "a readable and important book extending Freud's developmental theory."[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Paul Roazen, 'Childhood and Society', International Dictionary of Psychoanalysis. Reprinted online at answers.com.
  2. ^ a b "Childhood and Society". W. W. Norton and Company, Inc. Retrieved 2012-03-24.
  3. ^ Crews, Frederick (1970). Psychoanalysis and Literary Process. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Winthrop Publishers, Inc. p. 286. ISBN 0-9515922-5-4.