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Re: Child development and art

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freckles spots (freckles_spot)
Sun, 12 Jul 1998 15:25:39 PDT


>I will only add my words to some of this, like;
>>So if Spock and Brothers are correct it would seem that the phenomena
is
>>likely to be an acquired response linked to culture and that any
trauma
>>originates in the culture fostering such beliefs and so not a true
>>developmental issue.
>Yes I agree with Henry that this is first and foremost linked to
culture.
>As I have mentioned before I had a bit of difficulty understanding what
I
>took to be a part of the puritanism in the US when I lived there.
People
>got upset when my very young children wanted to be naked on the beach
etc.
>In our culture, (nordic) we are so used to both children and adults
being
>naked around eachother(f.example in the swimmingpool we all take
showers
>before we go in the pool and of course without clothes) and I do not
>believe it has any traumatic affect on our children and luckyly we
never
>have to censor any artworks. I am glad that I can freely show my
students
>works by the great masters or some modern works that happen to show the
>body in it=B4s natural state.
>Best regards from the far north where we also like to roll naked in the
d=
>ew
>at midnight on the longest day of the year, Rosa

I wish our culture (Americans) were as open as your culture. I was
asked one time to put a tank top on a picture in a National Geographic
Magazine of a women charming a snake. It was an article one of the
teachers wanted to use, but didn't want her students to see the breasts
on the African native. Living in the "Bible Belt" here in Oklahoma has
been a real eye opener for me with teaching.

Judy
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