Fantasies of Neglect

Fantasies of Neglect

While tracking the general concerns Americans have expressed regarding the abstract figure of the child, the book also examines the varied attitudes toward specific types of urban children—girls and boys, blacks and whites, rich kids and ...

Author: Pamela Robertson Wojcik

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813573625

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 236

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In our current era of helicopter parenting and stranger danger, an unaccompanied child wandering through the city might commonly be viewed as a victim of abuse and neglect. However, from the early twentieth century to the present day, countless books and films have portrayed the solitary exploration of urban spaces as a source of empowerment and delight for children. Fantasies of Neglect explains how this trope of the self-sufficient, mobile urban child originated and considers why it persists, even as it goes against the grain of social reality. Drawing from a wide range of films, children’s books, adult novels, and sociological texts, Pamela Robertson Wojcik investigates how cities have simultaneously been demonized as dangerous spaces unfit for children and romanticized as wondrous playgrounds that foster a kid’s independence and imagination. Charting the development of free-range urban child characters from Little Orphan Annie to Harriet the Spy to Hugo Cabret, and from Shirley Temple to the Dead End Kids, she considers the ongoing dialogue between these fictional representations and shifting discourses on the freedom and neglect of children. While tracking the general concerns Americans have expressed regarding the abstract figure of the child, the book also examines the varied attitudes toward specific types of urban children—girls and boys, blacks and whites, rich kids and poor ones, loners and neighborhood gangs. Through this diverse selection of sources, Fantasies of Neglect presents a nuanced chronicle of how notions of American urbanism and American childhood have grown up together.
Categories: Performing Arts

Fantasies of Neglect

Fantasies of Neglect

Thus, the imaginary of the urban child is often conjoined with a fantasy of neglect. The urban child is seen as somehow inherently denied, lacking, or otherwise neglected because the urban environment is seen as somehow insufficient for ...

Author: Pamela Robertson Wojcik

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813564494

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

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In our current era of helicopter parenting and stranger danger, an unaccompanied child wandering through the city might commonly be viewed as a victim of abuse and neglect. However, from the early twentieth century to the present day, countless books and films have portrayed the solitary exploration of urban spaces as a source of empowerment and delight for children. Fantasies of Neglect explains how this trope of the self-sufficient, mobile urban child originated and considers why it persists, even as it goes against the grain of social reality. Drawing from a wide range of films, children’s books, adult novels, and sociological texts, Pamela Robertson Wojcik investigates how cities have simultaneously been demonized as dangerous spaces unfit for children and romanticized as wondrous playgrounds that foster a kid’s independence and imagination. Charting the development of free-range urban child characters from Little Orphan Annie to Harriet the Spy to Hugo Cabret, and from Shirley Temple to the Dead End Kids, she considers the ongoing dialogue between these fictional representations and shifting discourses on the freedom and neglect of children. While tracking the general concerns Americans have expressed regarding the abstract figure of the child, the book also examines the varied attitudes toward specific types of urban children—girls and boys, blacks and whites, rich kids and poor ones, loners and neighborhood gangs. Through this diverse selection of sources, Fantasies of Neglect presents a nuanced chronicle of how notions of American urbanism and American childhood have grown up together.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Scandal and Survival in Nineteenth Century Scotland

Scandal and Survival in Nineteenth Century Scotland

However, if we strip Moncreiff's position of its racism, we are back to child maltreatment as the most reasonable explanation for the nature of Jane's outbursts and fantasies. That neglect and abuse in childhood have long-term ...

Author: Frances B. Singh

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781580469555

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 358

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"Her Scottish father put her in an institution in Calcutta when she was small. Guilt made her Highland gentry grandfather send for her, but he considered her an encumbrance and boarded her in Elgin. When she was an adolescent, her grandmother enrolled her in an Edinburgh boarding school where she developed a crush on one teacher and received harsh rebukes from the other. Brushed off by the former and chastised by the latter, she retaliated by alleging that they were sexually intimate. The teachers sued for libel; in the case that ensued, she was seen through sexist and racist lenses, constructed as an Other. While the case was still going on, she was married to a Presbyterian minister. If the idea was that he would tame her and make her conformable as other household Janes, the plan failed. He turned out to be a womanizer and Jane took revenge on him by reporting his unchaste behavior to his fellow ministers. Later she made a laughingstock of him by joining another church. Posthumously, she became a mean show-stopping character in a play by Lillian Hellman. Such was the life of Jane Cumming, the biracial woman whose recovered story is the subject of this biography. Spanning three continents and more than two centuries and based on archival research, this offers a sympathetic portrait of the protagonist, seeing her as a resilient figure who, when threatened by figures of authority, took arms against her sea of troubles so as to oppose and end them"--
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Land of Neglect

The Land of Neglect

"To enter the Land of Neglect, first you must discover the secret hidden in the vault for untold centuries ..."--Dust jacket.

Author: Timberline Davis

Publisher:

ISBN: 0983549524

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 249

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"To enter the Land of Neglect, first you must discover the secret hidden in the vault for untold centuries..."--Page 4 of cover.
Categories: Fantasy fiction

Child Abuse and Neglect Research

Child Abuse and Neglect Research

CD - 02426 FANTASIES On the Occurrence of Incest Fantasies . CD - 02181 FEDERAL AID Revaluation Needed of Educational Assistance for Institutionalized Neglected or Delinquent Children . Report to the Congress .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P00890496M

Category: Child abuse

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Categories: Child abuse

The Fantasy Literature of England

The Fantasy Literature of England

Its drawback is in making the subversive and unconscious side of fantasy the only one this leads to a neglect of those fantasies that foreground conscious values , use religious themes , or delight ( as do many English subversive ...

Author: Colin N. Manlove

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532677557

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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In this, the first book on English fantasy, Colin Manlove shows that for all its immense diversity, English fantasy can best be understood in terms of its strong national character, rather than as an international genre. Showing its development from Beowulf to Blake, the author describes English fantasy's modern growth through secondary world, metaphysical, emotive, comic, subversive, and children's fantasy. In them all England has led the world, with authors as different as Chaucer, Lewis Carroll, J. R. R. Tolkien, and Salman Rushdie.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Daydreams and the Function of Fantasy

Daydreams and the Function of Fantasy

inclusion under the term autistic fantasy, unless all that is meant by autistic fantasy is a style of fantasy immersion ... either bythe encouragement ofa significant adultorunder the experienceoftrauma, neglect or abuse inchildhood.

Author: M. Regis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137300775

Category: Psychology

Page: 273

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This book seeks to re-define the role of fantasy in human life by overturning mainstream psychology's understanding of daydreams as being task-distracted mind wandering by proposing that all waking fantasies function to transform mood states into specific emotional reactions.
Categories: Psychology

From Classical to Contemporary Psychoanalysis

From Classical to Contemporary Psychoanalysis

Indeed, what Bowlby felt was the excessive Freudian and Kleinian emphasis on fantasy and the neglect of the role of actual events in the ... a factor that leaves room for the role of fantasies in the child«s construal of actual events, ...

Author: Morris N. Eagle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135252229

Category: Psychology

Page: 346

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The landscape of psychoanalysis has changed, at times dramatically, in the hundred or so years since Freud first began to think and write about it. Freudian theory and concepts have risen, fallen, evolved, mutated, and otherwise reworked themselves in the hands and minds of analysts the world over, leaving us with a theoretically pluralistic (yet threateningly multifarious) diffusion of psychoanalytic viewpoints. To help make sense of it all, Morris Eagle sets out to critically reevaluate fundamental psychoanalytic concepts of theory and practice in a topical manner. Beginning at the beginning, he reintroduces Freud's ideas in chapters on the mind, object relations, psychopathology, and treatment; he then approaches the same topics in terms of more contemporary psychoanalytic schools. In each chapter, however, there is an underlying emphasis on identification and integration of converging themes, which is reemphasized in the final chapter. Relevant empirical research findings are used throughout, thus basic concepts - such as repression - are reexamined in the light of more contemporary developments.
Categories: Psychology

Teaching with Harry Potter

Teaching with Harry Potter

Handler is not the only one who recognizes the intrinsic value of fantasy stories like Harry Potter. ... in magic [or that] a child's mind may become so overfed by fairy-tale fantasies as to neglect learning to cope with reality.

Author: Valerie Estelle Frankel

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476601229

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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The Harry Potter phenomenon created a surge in reading with a lasting effect on all areas of culture, especially education. Today, teachers across the world are harnessing the power of the series to teach history, gender studies, chemistry, religion, philosophy, sociology, architecture, Latin, medieval studies, astronomy, SAT skills, and much more. These essays discuss the diverse educational possibilities of J.K. Rowling’s books. Teachers of younger students use Harry and Hermione to encourage kids with disabilities or show girls the power of being brainy scientists. Students are reading fanfiction, splicing video clips, or exploring Rowling’s new website, Pottermore. Harry Potter continues to open new doors to learning.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Fantasy Film

Fantasy Film

Krämer's piece pursues an agenda away from such questions, and it would be disingenuous to argue for his neglect in any strong sense. However, it is useful to acknowledge that both children's film and fantasy film are somewhat ...

Author: James Walters

Publisher: Berg

ISBN: 9781847888426

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

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Fantasy Film proposes an innovative approach to the study of this most popular cinematic genre. Engaging with the diversity of tones, forms and styles that fantasy can take in the cinema, the book examines the value and significance of fantasy across a wide range of key films. This volume extends critical understanding beyond the often narrowly defined boundaries of what is seen as "fantasy". Fantasy Film uses key concepts in film studies - such as authorship, representation, history,genre, coherence and point of view - to interrogate the fantasy genre and establish its parameters. A wide range of films are held up to close scrutiny to illustrate the discussion. Moving from Alfred Hitchcock's dark thrillers to Vincente Minnelli's vibrant musicals, from George Méliès' 1904 Voyage à travers l'impossible to the X-Men series, the creative dexterity and excitement of film fantasy is evoked and explored. The book will be invaluable to students and fans of the fantasy genre.
Categories: Performing Arts