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The psychologist, the psychoanalyst and the 'extraordinary child' in postwar British science fiction

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A sudden influx of portrayals of ‘extraordinary children’ emerged in British science fiction after the Second World War. Such children both violated and confirmed the new set of expectations about ordinary childhood that emerged from the findings of developmental psychologists around the same time. Previous work on extraordinary children in both science fiction and horror has tended to confine the phenomenon to an ‘evil child boom’ within the American filmmaking industry in the 1970s. This ar...

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10.1136/medhum-2016-010912

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
BMJ Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Medical Humanities Journal website
Volume:
42
Issue:
4
Pages:
e4-e9
Publication date:
2016-12-01
Acceptance date:
2016-10-09
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EISSN:
1473-4265
ISSN:
1468-215X
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648622
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pubs:648622
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uuid:7b50e1d8-a477-4529-9c84-d04a8d970891
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pubs:648622
Deposit date:
2016-10-11

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