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LATCHKEY: A MEMOIR IN ESSAYS

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Date Issued:
2019
Abstract/Description:
"Latchkey: A Memoir in Essays" is an essay collection that follows the narrator through her childhood as it relates to being raised a latchkey kid in the 1980s. The lack of published academic studies that follow children through their experience as latchkey kids and into adulthood leaves personal exploration as the primary means through which a child, specifically a young girl, can seek understanding as to how her view of the world develops. Each of the five essays explores issues of autonomy, self-efficacy, sexuality, addiction, and familial bonds. It is through her reflection of specific events - the loss of a father to his addictions, caring for a mother in the early stages of dementia, recognizing the trauma of sexual abuse � that she gains a precarious understanding of how she perceives herself, the concept of unconditional love, and the world around her.
Title: LATCHKEY: A MEMOIR IN ESSAYS.
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Name(s): Pendleton, Nicole C, Author
Uttich, Laurie, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2019
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: "Latchkey: A Memoir in Essays" is an essay collection that follows the narrator through her childhood as it relates to being raised a latchkey kid in the 1980s. The lack of published academic studies that follow children through their experience as latchkey kids and into adulthood leaves personal exploration as the primary means through which a child, specifically a young girl, can seek understanding as to how her view of the world develops. Each of the five essays explores issues of autonomy, self-efficacy, sexuality, addiction, and familial bonds. It is through her reflection of specific events - the loss of a father to his addictions, caring for a mother in the early stages of dementia, recognizing the trauma of sexual abuse � that she gains a precarious understanding of how she perceives herself, the concept of unconditional love, and the world around her.
Identifier: CFH2000460 (IID), ucf:45823 (fedora)
Note(s): 2019-05-01
B.A.
College of Arts and Humanities, English
Bachelors
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Subject(s): memoir
latchkey kid
creative thesis
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFH2000460
Restrictions on Access: campus 2022-05-01
Host Institution: UCF

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