childness

Related to childness: childishness, unintentionally

childness

(ˈtʃaɪldnəs)
n
the nature or character of a child
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Childness and the Writings of the German Past: Tropes of Childhood in Contemporary German Literature
Perhaps" books written for children (as distinct from young adult literature), carry inherently a multiplicity of images or what Hollindale (1997) calls' 'signs 'of childness '--the quality of being a child.
I think the childness in children's literature is related to our souls.
Milne, who include children in their readers, are recalled in detail for reassessment of their childness.
Cardinal James Gibbons, the senior Roman Catholic prelate in the United States, who also wanted universal military training, stated in words reminiscent of a statement made by Progressive philosopher William James, who wanted to "get the childness knocked out of" young conscripts, "[univeral military training will] instill into them the spirit of obedience to lawful authority, a virtue too often disregarded in our land of freedom.
The ages of his children in 1694--16, 18, and 19--together with the age of the dedicatee of the 1695 manuscript suggest that it was not these individuals whose childness he addressed, but that he drew on the idea of an association between children and brief narrative that was in circulation at the time.
Such an example would be Peter Hollindale's Signs of Childness in Children's Books, (7) which opens with the claim to be a `clarification' of the meanings that are brought into play when the word `child' is employed.
We are, in a sense, all the children of our society, if we define childness in the sense of a continuing need to learn.
His childness might be at the root of his sense of fun, but it was Connolly's adult humour that gained him a reputation as the crude comedian, the Big Yin.
Peter Hollindale highlights just this in his work Signs of Childness in Children's Books "the children's book cannot normally be a culturally simultaneous transaction between the author and reader.
Although Butler is primarily interested in exploring the spectrum of gender, her theories are also useful in exploring the effects of suppressing other complex aspects of identity, such as animalistic elements in the attainment of human subjectivity or childness in the attainment of adult subjectivity.
The rising bourgeoisie sees childhood and childness as phenomena that are essentially fraught with deficits for both children and adults.