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Cradle and all : a cultural and psychoanalytic reading of nursery rhymes, Lucy Rollin

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Cradle and all : a cultural and psychoanalytic reading of nursery rhymes
Title
Cradle and all
Title remainder
a cultural and psychoanalytic reading of nursery rhymes
Statement of responsibility
Lucy Rollin
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Language
eng
Summary
  • From earliest childhood the nursery rhyme, one of the most captivating genres in our popular culture, has transmitted powerful messages to the child who hears it. These meanings may not be the ones adults perceive or intend, for such didactic precepts as the beneficial need of self-control, social order, and academic responsibility also can be weighted with sadistic, angry connotations that lie deep in the human spirit. In Cradle and All nursery rhymes are shown to be both the instruments that tell children of the mortal hunger for understanding and the ones that reveal to them the bewildering failure of human beings to control the forces in the natural world that oppose them. Thus in bearing a double load of meanings nursery rhymes remove the blinders and push children toward the life of contrasts that abound in their culture
  • This fascinating examination of the pervasive influence of nursery rhymes reveals patterns of psychological and cultural meaning in a broad range of rhymes, grouping them according to basic subject matter: animal rhymes, courtship and marriage rhymes, lullabies and amusements, and didactic rhymes. Combining the tools of psychoanalysis, literary criticism, folklore studies, cultural history, and cultural anthropology, Cradle and All explores meanings and motives that lie deep in many rhymes that are the fundamental literature of the nursery this illuminating study also assesses attempts to sanitize rhymes by removing elements that some deem as needlessly violent, antisocial, and sexist. Cradle and All is unique in its analytical treatment of a large number of rhymes grouped in broad subject areas. In its diverse and comprehensive approach it will appeal to all who enjoy the lore of childhood literature
  • In reflecting the complex world of kindness and cruelty, history and fantasy, morality and amorality peace and aggression, and the multitude of paradoxical forces that permeate human life, nursery rhymes offer vivid truths to the impressionable senses of children
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DLC
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Rollin, Lucy
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR976
LC item number
.R6 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in popular culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Nursery rhymes, English
  • Nursery rhymes, American
  • Children's poetry, English
  • Children's poetry, American
  • Folk poetry, American
  • Folk poetry, English
  • Popular literature
  • Psychoanalysis and literature
  • Literature and anthropology
  • Comptines anglaises
  • Comptines américaines
  • Poésie enfantine anglaise
  • Poésie enfantine américaine
  • Poésie populaire américaine
  • Poésie populaire anglaise
  • Paralittérature
  • Psychanalyse et littérature
  • Littérature et anthropologie
  • Children's poetry, American
  • Children's poetry, English
  • Folk poetry, American
  • Folk poetry, English
  • Literature and anthropology
  • Nursery rhymes, American
  • Nursery rhymes, English
  • Popular literature
  • Psychoanalysis and literature
  • Kinderreim
  • English-speaking countries
  • Englisch
  • USA
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Cradle and all : a cultural and psychoanalytic reading of nursery rhymes, Lucy Rollin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [151]-156) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Jumping over the Moon: Finding the Meaning of Nursery Rhymes -- Ch. 2. Pussy's in the Well: Ambivalence toward Animals -- Ch. 3. Wooing and Wedding: The Relationship between the Sexes -- Ch. 4. Baby and Me: The Complementary Uses of Holding and Playing -- Ch. 5. Ten O'Clock Scholar: Learning Culture's Lessons -- Ch. 6. Putting Humpty Dumpty Together Again: Rewriting Nursery Rhymes
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 163 pages
Isbn
9780878055562
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91038995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24796279
  • (OCoLC)ocm24796279
Label
Cradle and all : a cultural and psychoanalytic reading of nursery rhymes, Lucy Rollin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [151]-156) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. Jumping over the Moon: Finding the Meaning of Nursery Rhymes -- Ch. 2. Pussy's in the Well: Ambivalence toward Animals -- Ch. 3. Wooing and Wedding: The Relationship between the Sexes -- Ch. 4. Baby and Me: The Complementary Uses of Holding and Playing -- Ch. 5. Ten O'Clock Scholar: Learning Culture's Lessons -- Ch. 6. Putting Humpty Dumpty Together Again: Rewriting Nursery Rhymes
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 163 pages
Isbn
9780878055562
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
91038995
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)24796279
  • (OCoLC)ocm24796279

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