Lucy Bassett and J. Charles Bradley

settings, and access to early childhood development (ECD) services becomes more challenging where family and social networks have been weakened and social service delivery interrupted. Despite being vulnerable, young children are also tremendously adaptable and resilient. Appropriate support for children’s physical, mental and socio-emotional needs can mitigate the destabilising effects of trauma and allow them not only to survive but also thrive, even in the most hostile circumstances. However, to address the needs of young children, we must strengthen humanitarian

Journal of Humanitarian Affairs
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Donna Beth Ellard

unknown origins, Scyld is set adrift in a boat and washes up on the shores of Daneland. Taken in by the people who live there, Scyld becomes the founder of a Danish dynasty: father of Beow and grandfather of Hrothgar. Upon his death, Scyld's body is placed in a boat then sent out into the sea, from whence he came. Although Scyld's early childhood is marked by intentional abandonment and accidental discovery, Beowulf and its critics express little interest in the foundling: 1 the poem makes only

in Dating Beowulf
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Recognition, Vulnerability and the International
Kate Schick

an uncomfortable and unsettling pedagogy in the place of rational exchange and distant empathy. It also counters the pervasive ignorance and coldness that permeate contemporary society, advocating a radical pedagogy marked by vulnerability, self-reflection and, particularly in early childhood education, love. Such pedagogy is doubly disruptive. It unsettles inwardly, with its

in Recognition and Global Politics
Bonnie Evans

‘other forms of early childhood psychosis’. 8 This was a direct response to the evidence submitted by John and Lorna Wing on behalf of SAC and a clear indication that the government was beginning to rethink the education and long-term social integration of previously excluded groups. The Act guaranteed that professional organisations paid attention to children categorised with

in The metamorphosis of autism
Australia, France and Sweden compared
Dominique Anxo, Marian Baird, and Christine Erhel

30 per cent of preschool-age children attend formal childcare services in Australia (Australian Government, 2014) and for working families, grandparents provide the bulk of informal childcare for children aged 0–12. There is a commitment to provide access to one year of preschool education for all children; however, this has not yet been achieved. The review of the childcare system has a focus on early childhood education and care and, as well as concerns about the provision of adequate and quality childcare, there is debate about the availability of trained care

in Making work more equal
Elisha P. Renne

primary health care, which includes the provision of early childhood vaccines, routine immunisation and basic health care for its citizens, will play an important part in the successful conclusion of the GPEI. Vaccination programmes in colonial and independent Nigeria: state power and health agendas In northern Nigeria, vaccination campaigns have been associated with the commencement of British colonial rule

in The politics of vaccination
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Bonnie Evans

popular literature on child development had also developed, such as William Stern’s Psychology of Early Childhood (1924), Jessie Fenton’s Practical Psychology of Babyhood (1925) and Winifred Rand’s Growth and Development of the Young Child (1931), which helped to popularise psychological theories of infant and child development. 101 These books were also publicised in

in The metamorphosis of autism
Bonnie Evans

, Gerald O’Gorman, consultant psychiatrist at Borocourt Hospital, Reading, for children and adults classed with mental deficiency, argued that the diagnosis of ‘mental defective’ was not inaccurate for individuals who had developed schizophrenia in early childhood because ‘schizophrenia interrupting normal development … may so retard a child’s progress that he does in fact become a

in The metamorphosis of autism
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Sibylle Lacan’s Un père: puzzle
Elizabeth Fallaize

names, about a passionate but largely disappointed yearning for the absent father, and about gender identity look ripe for a Lacanian theoretical resolution. This is indeed a line explored very successfully by Martine Delvaux, who sees Sibylle Lacan as experiencing a ‘forclusion du nom du père’ (a forclusion of the name-of-the-father), the famous concept which Lacan began to elaborate in Sibylle’s early childhood.3 In this reading Sibylle’s illness is caused by a rejection of the name of the father; writing and publishing the text allows her to accept her name and

in Women’s writing in contemporary France
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Cousins and the changing status of family
Jenny DiPlacidi

and Ellen, unsubstantiated by blood, is nonetheless depicted as a relationship between kin through their sibling-like bond formed in early childhood. 63 Their constant attachment to one another and eventual union demonstrate the interchangeability of familial and sexual emotions, the ease with which non-kin becomes kin through a shared childhood and the need to balance individual liberty with

in Gothic incest