Table of Contents
Childhood and the modalities of social life. Relevance and relativity in the case history ; The theory of infantile sexuality -- Childhood in two American Indian tribes Sioux and Yurok. Hunters across the prairie ; Fishermen along a salmon river -- The growth of the ego. Early ego failure : Jean ; Toys and reasons ; Eight ages of man -- Youth and the evolution of identity. Reflections on the American identity ; The legend of Hitler's childhood ; The legend of Maxim Gorky's youth ; Conclusion : beyond anxiety.