With this deeply influential book, which is now internationally recognised as a classic study of childhood and its social significance, Professor Erikson has made an outstanding contribution to the study of human behaviour. Drawing on psychoanalytical theory and his own clinical experience, he devotes the main chapters to anxiety in young children, apathy in American Indians, confusion in veterans of war, and arrogance in young Nazis.
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"A rare and living combination of European and American thought in the human sciences" (Margaret Mead)
"A unique combination of imaginative clinical description, rigorous thinking, gentle humour and deep humanity" ( Science)
"The application of psychoanalysis to the field of cultural anthropology has nowhere found a more mature expression" ( Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry)
Pulitzer-winner Erik Erikson's study of childhood and its social significance is widely regarded as one of the most original, influential and imaginative works in psychoanalysis.
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