'Oh, you can call me Rusty. Everyone back home does.'
Using an innovative auto-ethnographic approach to investigate the otherness of the places that make up the childhood home and its neighbourhood in relation to memory-derived and memory-imbued cultural geographies, Remembering the Cultural Geographies of a Childhood Home is concerned with childhood spaces and children's perspectives of those spaces and, consequentially, with the personalised locations that make up the childhood family home and its immediate surroundings (such as the garden, the street, etc.). Whilst this book is primarily structured by the author's memories of living in his own Welsh childhood home during the 1970s - that is, the auto-ethnographic framework - it is as much about living anywhere amid the remembered cultural remnants of the past as it is immersing oneself in cultural geographies of the here-and-now. As a result, Remembering the Cultural Geographies of a Childhood Home is part of the ongoing pursuit by cultural geographers to provide a personal exploration of the pluralities of shared landscapes, whereby such an engagement with space and place aid our construction of cognitive maps of meaning that, in turn, manifest themselves as both individual and collective cultural experiences. Furthermore, touching upon our co-habiting of ghost topologies, Remembering the Cultural Geographies of a Childhood Home also encourages a critical exploration of children's spirituality amid the haunted cultural and geographical spaces and places of a house and its neighbourhood: the cellar, hallway, parlour, stairs, bedroom, attic, shops, cemeteries, and so on.
A year after her return home to Wisconsin, Melissa is alone again. Life is good. She has good friends, a bit of land in a quiet place and a job she likes. Her family is far enough away they don't intrude.One night, as she's chasing what she thinks might be a trespassing raccoon, a childhood memory reappears. The same night, a wandering boyfriend returns, claiming to be reformed.As she tries to walk in two worlds, Melissa is in neither.
Contains important writings on the development of human psychology from early childhood to adolescence, by a Russian researcher working in the early 20th century. Section I contains about half of the chapters from Vygotsky's book, Pedology of the Adolescent, which was published during his lifetime.
In this springtime adventure based on the Emmy Award-winning PBS TV show, George and Steve find themselves in a sticky situation when they accidentally eat all of Betsy's delicious honeycomb for her Earth Day presentation about bees. Now they need to find a way to replace the honeycomb before Betsy gets back from dance class. They head to an Earth Day fair in the park, where they learn all about bees, beehives, and how bees make honey. All they need to do is make their own beehive and they'll have plenty of homemade honeycomb! But will they be able to attract enough bees in time for Betsy's presentation? Includes two activities that reinforce the concepts in the story. For more monkey fun, check out www.curiousgeorge.com and discover all the latest books, promotions, games, activities, and more! In this Level 2 Green Light Reader, George and Steve find themselves in a sticky situation when they accidentally eat all of Betsy's honeycomb. AGES: 4-8 Colour illustrations
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