Way of Looking at Things: Selected Papers of Erik H. Erikson, 1930-1980

Way of Looking at Things: Selected Papers of Erik H. Erikson, 1930-1980

by Erik Homburger Erikson, Erik H. Erikson
     
 

This gathering of Erikson's previously uncollected writings reflects the evolution of his ideas over the course of fifty years, beginning with his earliest experiences in psychoanalysis in Vienna. The papers cover a wide spectrum of topics, from children's play and child psychoanalysis to the dreams of adults, cross-cultural observations, young adult-hood, and the… See more details below

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This gathering of Erikson's previously uncollected writings reflects the evolution of his ideas over the course of fifty years, beginning with his earliest experiences in psychoanalysis in Vienna. The papers cover a wide spectrum of topics, from children's play and child psychoanalysis to the dreams of adults, cross-cultural observations, young adult-hood, and the life cycle, to reminiscences about colleagues, such as Anna Freud, Ruth Benedict, Robert Knight, Dorothy Burlingham, and Peter Blos, who have played important roles in Erikson's life and work. Several of these papers have never appeared in print and two have been translated from German especially for this volume. All convey Erikson's developing vision of the richness of human potential.

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Library Journal
In a thick volume that spans 50 years of distinguished work on the part of well-known psychoanalyst Erikson, editor Schlein assembles 47 previously uncollected papers (including many obscure journal articles and 11 unpublished works, 2 recently translated from the German) and 13 drawings Erikson did of children and friends. Organized chronologically according to such topics as children's play, cross-cultural observations of the Sioux and Yurok Indians, and reflections on identiy, the writings (though repetitious and imprecise for the lay reader) show Erikson's interdisciplinary efforts to integrate man's social and cultural context with the ego's lifelong capacity for growth and development. Recommended for larger public and academic collections. Janice Arenofsky, formerly with Arizona State Lib., Phoenix

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393022674
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/1987
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
6.37(w) x 9.47(h) x 1.99(d)

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