The Child in Time

Author: Ian McEwan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099755017

Category: Fiction

Page: 220

View: 4499

Now a major BBC drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch 'Only Ian McEwan could write about loss with such telling honesty' Benedict Cumberbatch On a routine trip to the supermarket with his daughter one Saturday morning, Stephen Lewis, a well-known writer of children's books, turns his back momentarily. When he looks around again, his child is gone. In a single moment, everything is changed. The kidnapping has a devastating effect on Stephen's life and marriage. Memories and the present become inseparable - as Stephen gets lost in daydreams of the past - and time bends back on itself, dragging Stephen's own childhood back into the present.

The Child in British Literature

Literary Constructions of Childhood, Medieval to Contemporary

Author: A. Gavin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230361862

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

View: 3396

The first volume to consider childhood over eight centuries of British writing, this book traces the literary child from medieval to contemporary texts. Written by international experts, the volume's essays challenge earlier readings of childhood and offer fascinating contributions to the current upsurge of interest in constructions of childhood.

Protecting Children in Time

Child Abuse, Child Protection and the Consequences of Modernity

Author: Harry Ferguson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230006248

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

View: 3525

Protecting Children in Time provides a highly original analysis of the origins and development of the taken-for-granted notion that it is possible through social intervention to protect children from avoidable harm and even death, to protect children in time . By using case-studies which span the past 120 years of 'modern' practices and drawing on the work of leading social theorists of modernity and risk society it provides a new way of thinking about constructions of child abuse as a social problem and child protection as a late-modern expert system and experience. It proposes new ways of conceptualizing relationships between professionals, children at risk and families and deepens our understanding of what effective interventions have to involve.

Handbook of Child and Adolescent Treatment Manuals

Author: Craig W. LeCroy

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0029184851

Category: Medical

Page: 417

View: 3582

"In the field of child and adolescent therapy there are numerous books describing theories and techniques of treatment. Until now there has been no clear presentation of how such theories translate into day-to-day practice. Craig LeCroy offers specific treatment manuals for carrying out particular programs including group treatment for children of divorce, for social skills training, and for the prevention of drug use, as well as treatment of childhood anxiety and depression, of academic problems, of conduct disorders, and for anger management, among others. Each treatment manual is based on extensive field testing by the author." "The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Treatment Manuals provides practitioners, students, and researchers with specific methods and procedures used with children and adolescents. Each chapter is a specific treatment guide that has been tested and carefully refined through use, presenting concrete, step-by-step instructions for effectively treating various child and adolescent behavior problems. The book covers the major clinical disorders and social problems facing children and adolescents, as well as new developments and refinements in the treatment of these problems. Experts in the field provide descriptions of treatment approaches for rational emotive therapy with children, social skills training, anger-control training, adolescent relapse prevention, divorce-adjustment groups, parent-adolescent conflict, and more." "The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Treatment Manuals is designed to be an important reference handbook for practitioners in various child and adolescent settings including schools, mental health clinics, residential treatment centers, group homes, family service agencies, and juvenile correction centers."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Child in Film

Tears, Fears and Fairy Tales

Author: Karen Lury

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857732226

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 5011

Ghastly and ghostly children, ‘dirty little white girls’, the child as witness and as victim, have always played an important part in the history of cinema, as have child performers themselves. In exploring the disruptive power of the child in films made for an adult audience across popular films, including 'Taxi Driver' and Japanese horror, and 'arthouse' productions like 'Mirror' and 'Pan's Labyrinth', Karen Lury investigates why the figure of the child has such a significant impact on the visual aspects and storytelling potential of cinema. Lury's main argument is that the child as a liminal yet powerful agent has allowed filmmakers to play adventurously with cinema’s formal conventions with farreaching consequences. In particular, she reveals how a child’s relationship to time allows it to disturb and question conventional masternarratives. She explores too the investment in the child actor and expression of child sexuality, as well as how confining and conservative existing assumptions can be in terms of commonly held beliefs as to who children 'really are'.

Ian McEwan Bestsellers

The Child in Time, The Cement Garden, The Comfort of Strangers

Author: Ian McEwan

Publisher: RosettaBooks

ISBN: 0795351186

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 7522

Award winning author Ian McEwan is known for his stories dealing with dysfunctional families and deviant sexuality. Collected here are three of his bestselling stories. The Child in Time: Life can change in an instant. Stephen Lewis is a successful author of children’s books. It is a routine Saturday morning and while on a trip to the supermarket, Stephen gets distracted. Within moments, his daughter is kidnapped and his life is forever changed. From that moment, Lewis spirals into bereavement that has effects on his relationship with his wife, his psyche, and with time itself. The Cement Garden: When they are suddenly orphaned, four siblings encase their mother’s body in concrete in the basement to prevent the outside world from discovering her death and placing them in foster care. This book tells a dark and disturbing story that deals with themes of familial love, boundary-crossing intimacy, and isolation. The Comfort of Strangers: Colin and Mary are lovers on holiday in Italy, their relationship becoming increasingly problematic as they become increasingly alienated from one and other. While Mary and Colin indeed rediscover each other in ways during this time--an erotic attraction to each other that was below the surface--they also find that their relationship/friendship with another couple takes turns that are likewise erotic and violent in nature.

The Postmodern Chronotope

Reading Space and Time in Contemporary Fiction

Author: Paul Smethurst

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042015135

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 335

View: 7242

The Postmodern Chronotope is an innovative interdisciplinary study of the contemporary. It will be of special interest to anyone interested in relations between postmodernism, geography and contemporary fiction.Some claim that postmodernism questions history and historical bases to culture; some say it is about loss of affect, loss of depth models, and superficiality; others claim it follows from the conditions of post-industrial society; and others cite commodification of place, Disneyfication, simulation and post-tourist spectacle as evidence that postmodernism is wedded to late capitalism. Whatever postmodernism is, or turns out to have been, it is bound up in rethinking and reworking space and time, and Paul Smethurst's intervention here is to introduce the postmodern chronotope as a term through which these spatial and temporal shifts might be apprehended. The postmodern chronotope constitutes a postmodern world-view and postmodern way of seeing. In a sense it is the natural successor to a modernist way of seeing defined through cubism, montage and relativity.The book is arranged as follows:• Part 1 is an interdisciplinary study casting a wide net across a range of cultural, social and scientific activity, from chaos theory to cinema, from architecture to performance art, from IT to tourism.• Part 2 offers original readings of a selection of postmodern novels, including Graham Swift'sWaterland and Out of this World, Peter Ackroyd's Hawksmoor andFirst Light, Alasdair Gray's Lanark, J. M. Coetzee's Foe, Marina Warner'sIndigo, Caryl Phillips' Cambridge, and Don DeLillo's The Names andRatner's Star.

Children in Time and Place

Developmental and Historical Insights

Author: Glen H. Elder,John Modell,Ross D. Parke

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521478014

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 1766

Each generation of American children across the tumultuous twentieth century has come of age in the different world. How do major historical events - such as war or the depression - influence children's development? Children in Time and Place brings together social historians and developmental psychologists to explore the implications of a changing society for children's growth and life chances. transitions provide a central theme, for historical transitions to the social transitions of children and their developmental experiences.

Understanding Ian McEwan

Author: David Malcolm

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781570034367

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

View: 3586

This is a discussion of the work of one of Britain's most highly regarded novelists and the winner of the 1998 Booker Prize. David Malcolm places Ian McEwan's work in the context of British literature's particular dynamism in the last decades of the 20th century. He also examines McEwan's relationship to feminism, concern with rationalism and science, use of moral perspective, and proclivity toward fragmentation.

Children in Difficulty

A Guide to Understanding and Helping

Author: Julian Elliott,Maurice Place

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134760795

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 6972

Written by two practising clinicians, this book is designed as a guide for those who work with children. In clear, simple language it focuses upon some of the most common, yet often incapacitating difficulties which are frequently encountered by young children and adolescents. After introducing and discussing different forms of therapy and treatment used in clinical work with children, the book provides a series of chapters, each dealing with a specific difficulty. Drawing upon recent research findings, and employing detailed case illustrations, it seeks to help the reader to understand the nature of each problem and offers a guide as to how the child in difficulty can best be helped. The book is designed to be of particular value to those working in education, social work, health and child-care settings, and anyone who needs to be able to recognize and help children in difficulty.