A Country Called Childhood

A Country Called Childhood

Children and the Exuberant World

Book - 2014
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While traveling the world in order to write her award winning book Wild , Jay Griffiths became increasingly aware of the huge differences in how childhood is experienced in various cultures. One central riddle, in particular captured her imagination: why are so many children in Euro-American cultures unhappy - and why is it that children in traditional cultures seem happier?

In A Country Called Childhood , Griffiths seeks to discover why we deny our children the freedoms of space, time and the natural world. Visiting communities as far apart as West Papua and the Arctic as well as the UK, and delving into history, philosophy, language and literature, she explores how children's affinity for nature is an essential and universal element of childhood. It is a journey deep into the heart of what it means to be a child, and it is central to all our experiences, young and old.
Publisher: Berkeley, CA :, Counterpoint,, [2014]
ISBN: 9781619024298
Branch Call Number: 305.23 G861c
Characteristics: 417 pages

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