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Author Graham, P. J. (Philip Jeremy)

Title Susan Isaacs : a life freeing the minds of children / Philip Graham
Published London : Karnac, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 352 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Summary "This biography provides a critical account of the life and work of Susan Isaacs (1885-1948). This educationist, a pioneer of child-centred education in Britain, was also an early and historically important child psychoanalyst. She is described in the Oxford English Dictionary of National Biography as "the greatest influence on British education in the twentieth century". Yet she is virtually unknown in both educational and psychoanalytic circles. When Melanie Klein was threatened with expulsion from the British Psychoanalytic Society she was by far her most powerful advocate and thus played a major role in determining the direction of British psychoanalysis from the 1940s onwards. This book provides an account of her life and contains much intimate material about her childhood, her marriage and her work that was previously unknown. It gives a fascinating insight into many facets of her life and concludes with an appraisal of her impact on the worlds of education and psychoanalysis."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-344) and index
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Subject Isaacs, Susan Sutherland Fairhurst, 1885-1948.
Child psychiatry -- Great Britain -- History -- Biography.
Education -- Great Britain -- History -- Biography.
Educators -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Psychoanalysis -- Great Britain -- History -- Biography.
Psychoanalysts -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Child Psychiatry.
United Kingdom.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009419498
ISBN 1849408335 (electronic bk.)
9781849408332 (electronic bk.)