Download or read book Feral Children and Clever Animals written by Douglas K. Candland and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 1995-10-26 with total page 411 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this provocative book, Douglas Candland shows that as we begin to understand the way animals and non-speaking humans "think," we hold up a mirror of sorts to our own mental world, and gain profound insights into human nature. Weaving together diaries, contemporary newspaper accounts, and his own enlightening commentary, Candland brings to life a series of extraordinary stories. He begins with a look at past efforts to civilize feral children. We meet Victor, the Wild Boy of Aveyron, now famous as the subject of a Truffaut film; Kaspar Hauser, raised in a cell, civilized, and then assassinated; and the Wolf Girls of India, found early this century huddled among wolf pups in a forest den (they were originally believed to be ghosts by superstitious villagers, who nearly shot them as they were being captured). In each case, it was hoped that the study of these children would help clarify the age-old nature/nurture debate, but, as Candland shows, so much of the information "revealed" was really only a projection of beliefs previously held by the investigating scientists. Candland then turns to "clever animals." We learn how the investigation of "Clever Hans," the German horse who could calculate square roots, proved to be a first step in the direction of behaviorism (researchers found that Hans was being tipped off by the subtle and unwitting body language of his owner and other observers, who would bend almost imperceptibly at the waist with every hoof beat, and stand erect when the correct count was reached). And Candland discusses the many attempts to communicate with our closest neighbor, the apes. We read of Richard Lynch Garner's 1892 experiment living with chimpanzees in Gabon (he taught one to say the French word "feu"), and of Gua, raised by W.N. and L.A. Kellogg alongside their own son Donald, and of the latest successes of teaching sign language to such precocious apes as Sarah, Sherman, Austin, and Koko. Throughout, Candland illuminates the boldest and most intriguing efforts yet to extend our world to that of our fellow creatures. And he shows that, in the end, our effort to "make contact" is a reflection of the way in which we as a species create and order our universe. Humans have long shown a wish to connect with the silent minds around them. In assembling and interpreting the compelling tales in this book, Candland offers us a new understanding not only of the animal kingdom, but of the very nature of humanity, and our place in the great chain of being.
Download or read book Feral Children and Clever Animals written by Douglas K. Candland and published by Oxford University Press on Demand. This book was released on 1993 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comparison of accounts of attempts to civilize feral children with studies of the exploits of apes who communicate in sign language offers insights into the essence of human nature and attempts to communicate with other members of the animal kingdom.
Download or read book Animals and Agency written by Sarah E. McFarland and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2009 with total page 393 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: While many scholars who write about animals deal with animal agency in some way, this volume is the first to position the question of nonhuman agency as the primary focus of inquiry. Section I presents studies of actual animals demonstrating agency; Section II moves agency into new terrain while considering key representations of animal agency in literature; Section III analyzes animals as mediators and as conveyances of human-to-human communication;and Section IV investigates the agency of beings who defy conventional species categories. The Envoi demonstrates how the microscopic polyp is interwoven into notions of agency and mythical superagency. This volume's interdisciplinary explorations press hard on issues of agency to open up space for more questions about how we can understand relationships between the human and the nonhuman.
Download or read book Encounters with Wild Children written by Adriana S. Benzaquén and published by McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. This book was released on 2006 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Through detailed readings of a wide variety of accounts, debates, and representations, Encounters with Wild Children explores the many different meanings these children were given and the varied responses they elicited. Adriana Benzaqu n explains why wild children continue to haunt and fascinate Western scientists and shows how the knowledge they have generated in different disciplines, including anthropology, psychology, psychiatry, pedagogy, linguistics, and sociology, has contributed to the shaping and reshaping of the modern understanding of "the child" and affected the social and institutional practices directed at all children in schools, welfare, mental health, and the law.
Download or read book Wild Things written by Sidney I. Dobrin and published by Wayne State University Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first book-length study of the relationship between children's literature and ecocriticism.
Download or read book Animals and Their Children in Victorian Culture written by Brenda Ayres and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-11-20 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Whether a secularized morality, biblical worldview, or unstated set of mores, the Victorian period can and always will be distinguished from those before and after for its pervasive sense of the "proper way" of thinking, speaking, doing, and acting. Animals in literature taught Victorian children how to be behave. If you are a postmodern posthumanist, you might argue, "But the animals in literature did not write their own accounts." Animal characters may be the creations of writers’ imagination, but animals did and do exist in their own right, as did and do humans. The original essays in Animals and Their Children in Victorian explore the representation of animals in children’s literature by resisting an anthropomorphized perception of them. Instead of focusing on the domestication of animals, this book analyzes how animals in literature "civilize" children, teaching them how to get along with fellow creatures—both human and nonhuman.
Download or read book Human Haptic Perception written by Martin Grunwald and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2008-10-17 with total page 654 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Haptic perception – human beings’ active sense of touch – is the most complex of human sensory systems, and has taken on growing importance within varied scientific disciplines as well as in practical industrial fields. This book's international team of authors presents the most comprehensive collection of writings on the subject published to date and cover the results of research as well as practical applications. After an introduction to the theory and history of the field, subsequent chapters are dedicated to the neuro-physiological basics as well as the psychological and clinical neuro-psychological aspects of haptic perception.
|Author||: Stefan C. Dombrowski|
|Publisher||: Springer Science & Business Media|
|Release Date||: 2011-07-08|
|Pages||: 254 pages|
|Rating||: 4.4/5 (419 download)|
Download or read book Assessing and Treating Low Incidence/High Severity Psychological Disorders of Childhood written by Stefan C. Dombrowski and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2011-07-08 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: During the past several decades, interest in children’s psychological disorders has grown steadily within the research community, resulting in a burgeoning knowledge base. The majority of the attention and funding, not surprisingly, has focused on the more prevalent and well-known conditions. Although this raises the odds that young people with more well-known disorders such as ADHD, autism, and learning disorders will receive much-needed professional assessment and intervention, children with less frequently encountered disorders may experience a higher risk of misdiagnosis and inappropriate treatment. Useful data has been scattered throughout the literature for severe-but-less-frequent childhood psychological disorders, including: fire setting; gender identity disorder; impulse control disorders (i.e., kleptomania, trichotillomania, intermittent explosive disorder); selective mutism; Munchausen by proxy; childhood schizophrenia; gang involvement; sexual offending; self-injurious behavior; and feral children. This concise volume offers up-to-date information on these conditions, which, though relatively rare, may have profound effect not only on the children themselves but also their families, friends, and the community at large. Coverag e of each disorder is presented in an accessible format covering: Overview and history. Description and diagnostic classification, with proposed changes to the DSM-V. Etiology and theory. Assessment tools and interview protocols. Commonly used psychological and pharmacological treatment options. Current research issues and directions for future investigation. Assessing and Treating Low Incidence/High Severity Psychological Disorders of Childhood is a must-have reference for researchers, clinicians, practitioners, and graduate students in clinical child and school psychology, pediatrics, psychiatry, social work, school counseling, education, and public policy.
|Author||: Daniel Thomas Cook|
|Release Date||: 2020-04-20|
|Pages||: 1888 pages|
|Rating||: 4.5/5 (297 download)|
Download or read book The SAGE Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood Studies written by Daniel Thomas Cook and published by SAGE. This book was released on 2020-04-20 with total page 1888 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood Studies navigates our understanding of the historical, political, social and cultural dimensions of childhood. Transdisciplinary and transnational in content and scope, the Encyclopedia both reflects and enables the wide range of approaches, fields and understandings that have been brought to bear on the ever-transforming problem of the "child" over the last four decades This four-volume encyclopedia covers a wide range of themes and topics, including: Social Constructions of Childhood Children’s Rights Politics/Representations/Geographies Child-specific Research Methods Histories of Childhood/Transnational Childhoods Sociology/Anthropology of Childhood Theories and Theorists Key Concepts This interdisciplinary encyclopedia will be of interest to students and researchers in: Childhood Studies Sociology/Anthropology Psychology/Education Social Welfare Cultural Studies/Gender Studies/Disabilty Studies
Download or read book Theories of Resistance written by Marcelo Lopes de Souza and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2016-06-17 with total page 270 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Part two of an innovative trilogy on anarchist geography, this text examines how we can better understand the ways in which space has been used for resistance
Download or read book Educating the Postmodern Child written by Fiachra Long and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2013-01-03 with total page 215 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Traces the philosophical challenges posed by children living in an information age, drawing on a range of philosophical thinkers.
Download or read book The Animal-human Boundary written by Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2002 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An examination of the difficulties in fundamentally differentiating humans from all other animals.
|Author||: Karen J. Renner|
|Release Date||: 2013-10-18|
|Pages||: 198 pages|
|Rating||: 4.3/5 (179 download)|
Download or read book The 'Evil Child' in Literature, Film and Popular Culture written by Karen J. Renner and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-10-18 with total page 198 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The 'evil child' has infiltrated the cultural imagination, taking on prominent roles in popular films, television shows and literature. This collection of essays from a global range of scholars examines a fascinating array of evil children and the cultural work that they perform, drawing upon sociohistorical, cinematic, and psychological approaches. The chapters explore a wide range of characters including Tom Riddle in the Harry Potter series, the possessed Regan in William Peter Blatty’s The Exorcist, the monstrous Ben in Doris Lessing’s The Fifth Child, the hostile fetuses of Rosemary’s Baby and Alien, and even the tiny terrors featured in the reality television series Supernanny. Contributors also analyse various themes and issues within film, literature and popular culture including ethics, representations of evil and critiques of society. This book was originally published as two special issues of Literature Interpretation Theory.
Download or read book Laws Relating to Sex, Pregnancy, and Infancy written by Carmen M. Cusack and published by Springer. This book was released on 2015-05-05 with total page 189 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Laws Relating to Sex, Pregnancy, and Infancy examines case law and legislation in regards to reproduction, pregnancy, and infancy. Cusack explores the winding pathways of legal precedence and action on the social conditions of pregnancy and childbirth, and draws from criminal and court procedures and behavioral science to determine if the law is acting in the best interest of those vulnerable populations. Cusack surveys interpersonal, familial, and societal problems presented throughout history and currently facing contemporary generations, questioning whether the criminal justice system can evolve to support the growing needs of its citizens most in need of legal assistance.
Download or read book LOVE YOUR CHILDREN written by Dr. George Vareekal, Dr. (Smt.) Rajkumari George and published by Notion Press. This book was released on 2020-01-07 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Love Your Children is a book co-authored with my wife Professor Dr. Rajkumari George on parenting. It is the product of our insights and fascinating experience about child and child care, and incorporates our views and thoughts as parents about children. The children are the most precious human asset, and the future of humanity depends on the 26 percent vibrant child population. They belong to the most vulnerable sections of the society and warrant special care and attention of the global community. This book honestly encapsulates the authors’ reflections and convictions on responsible parenting. Holistic parenting is a challenging human project and encompasses the family and the community besides sensitization of the perennial issues related to child rights, child abuses, and child deviances. The book also contains many valuable suggestions and tips to parents and aspiring parents. It does not however provide any tailor-made criteria for raising children. There is only one golden rule of child-raising and child care. ‘Parents, LOVE YOUR CHILDREN. They will perform miracles if you love them’.
Download or read book Facing the Wild written by Chilla Bulbeck and published by Earthscan. This book was released on 2012 with total page 334 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What do wild animals mean to humans? Will they survive both rampant habitat loss and extinction caused by human encroachment and, as ecotourists, our enthusiasm for them? With ecotourism now the fastest growing segment of tourism, and encounters with wild animals - be it swimming with dolphins, going on safari or bird watching - ever more popular, these are critical questions. Yet until now little has been known about why people crave encounters with wild animals and the meaning for the ecotourism industry, conservation efforts and society at large. Facing the Wild is the first serious empirical examination of why people seek out animals in their natural environment, what the desire for this experience tells us about the meanings of animals, nature, authenticity and wilderness in contemporary industrialized societies, and whether visitors change their environmental perspectives and behaviour, as the custodians of wildlife parks would like them to. The book explores the contradictions and ambivalence that so many people experience in the presence of 'wild nature' - in loving it we may diminish it and in the act of wanting to see it we may destroy it. Ultimately the book makes a case for 'respectful stewardship' of a 'hybrid nature' and provides insight for both practitioners and ecotourists alike.
Download or read book You Animal Machine (The Golden Greek) written by Eleni Sikelianos and published by Coffee House Press. This book was released on 2014-06-10 with total page 155 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the tale of Melena, five times married, mother of three, burlesque dancer, and "the toughest, hardest-assed woman to ever eat wood and bite nails." Located in history and memory, her life cracks open questions of identity at the heart of an American immigrant woman's experience and becomes an argument that no existence is ever truly marginal. Eleni Sikelianos is the author of six books of poetry, most recently The Loving Detail of the Living and the Dead, as well as a hybrid memoir, The Book of Jon. Sikelianos directs the creative writing program at the University of Denver.