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1 Miller, Alice For your own good : hidden cruelty in child-rearing and the roots of violen ce
Farrar, Straus, Giroux 1983 0374157502 / 9780374157500 Softcover Very Good+ 
A tight clean copy, no markings throughout. Translation of: Am Anfang war Erziehung. Bibliography: p. 281-284. "Alice Miller's For Your Own Good expands on and drives home with great fer ocity the point of her earlier and brilliant Prisoners of Childhood. She ma kes chillingly clear to the many what has been recognized only by the few: the extraordinary pain and psychological suffering inflicted on children un der the guise of conventional child-rearing and pedagogy. One may quibble w ith some of Alice Miller's conclusions, but there is no arguing with her es sential and extremely moving thesis." -Maurice Sendak 
Price: 900.00 JPY
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2 Miller, Alice The Untouched Key: Tracing Childhood Trauma in Creativity and Destructivene ss
Anchor 1991 0385267649 / 9780385267649 Paperback Good 
Since the publication of The Drama of the Gifted Child in 1981, Alice Mille r has achieved worldwide recognition for her work on the causes and effects of child abuse, on violence toward children and its cost to society. Now, in The Untouched Key, she explores the clues, often overlooked in biography , that connect childhood traumas to adult creativity and destructiveness. 1 9 drawings. Editorial Reviews Review One troubled child channels her pain into art; another vents his anguish in destructive acts. What makes the critical difference in the way each trans lates childhood suffering? Combing the life histories of Picasso, Buster Ke aton, Nietzsche, Hitler and others, Miller concludes that the presence of a n enlightened witness--someone who offers a contrast to cruelty--tips the b alance between constructive expressions of "forgotten" trauma and repetitio ns of internalized inhumanity. She argues eloquently throughout that when a dult authoritarian needs suppress children's true needs, there are dangerou s societal consequences. Language Notes Text: English, German (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. 
Price: 300.00 JPY
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3 Miller, Alice Thou Shalt Not Be Aware: Society's Betrayal of the Child (Meridian)
Plume 1986 0452008018 / 9780452008014 Paperback Good 
Originally published in 1984, Thou Shalt Not Be Aware explodes Freud's noti ons of "infantile sexuality" and helps to bring to the world's attention th e brutal reality of child abuse, changing forever our thoughts of "traditio nal" methods of child-rearing. Dr. Miller exposes the harsh truths behind c hildren's "fantasies" by examining case histories, works of literature, dre ams, and the lives of such people as Franz Kafka, Virginia Woolf, Gustave F laubert, and Samuel Beckett. Now with a new preface by Lloyd de Mause and a new introduction by the author, Thou Shalt Not Be Aware continues to bring an essential understanding to the confrontation and treatment of the devas tating effects of child abuse. Editorial Reviews Review Miller parts company with Freud on the origins of children's fantasies in t his progressive study of repressed memory. Forget the Oedipus complex. Mill er reasons that when children suffer abuse, their feelings of pain and rage have nowhere to go in a society that esteems parental power over them as a natural right. Children have no choice but to internalize the anguish, cre ating a wellspring of fantasy material. This book offers a fresh take on ho w the unconscious retains memories of childhood and, without appropriate in tervention, generates emotional ills and destructive behavior. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. Review "A provactive critique of traditional therapy's view of childhood . . . This is explosive stuff. I can't imagine anyone coming away from this book without several newfound discoveries about herself and her relation to her parents."--N 
Price: 500.00 JPY
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