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Author Van Manen, Max.

Title Childhood's secrets : intimacy, privacy, and the self reconsidered / Max van Manen, Bas Levering.

Published New York : Teachers College Press, [1996]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  155.418 MANE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 196 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 183-187) and index.
Summary Identifies secrecy as a crucial dimension of human development -- showing how common, everyday secrets make children aware of inner space and external worlds, which in turn help them develop a sense of self, personal responsibility, autonomy, and intimacy in human relations -- and reveals the fascinating relationships between childhood secrets and adult lives. Thoroughly readable, the book provides dozens of examples of experiences with secrecy as we encounter them in daily life and challenges our assumptions about the ethics of silence, privacy, reserve, lying, and ultimately the morality of life.
Other author Levering, B. (Bas), 1947-
Subject Secrecy -- Psychological aspects.
Children's secrets.
Inner child.
Identity (Psychology) in children.
ISBN 0807735051 (paperback: alk. paper)
080773506X (cloth : alk. paper)