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Wolf Children and the Problem of Human Nature

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Wolf Children and the Problem of Human Nature by Lucien Malson
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"The idea that man has no nature," Malson begins, "is now beyond dispute. He has or rather is a history." In these provocative words, which form the theme of this essay, Malson carries one step further the assumption of behaviorists, structural functionalists, cultural anthropologists, and evolutionists that "human nature" is a constant. If the content of the analysis made by anthropologists is not affected by a "human nature" that lies outside of history, humanity to all effects and purposes becomes its history. So-called wolf children are children abandoned at an early age and found leading an isolated existence. They are thus natural examples of complete social deprivation and Malson explores their history in this complete study. His essay is followed by Itard's account of Victor, a wolf child found in the forests of central France at the end of the eighteenth century. Itard's two reports have become a classic of psychological and educational literature, and are presented here as the most important first-hand account of a wolf child.
Release date Australia
December 6th, 1995
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
black & white illustrations
Imprint
Monthly Review Press,U.S.
Pages
182
Dimensions
140x216x10
ISBN-13
9780853452645
Product ID
3938587

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