Download Inventing the Child (Children's Literature and Culture) by John Zornado PDF

By John Zornado

Now in paperback, Inventing the Child is a hugely enjoyable, funny, and from time to time acerbic account of what it skill to be a baby (and a father or mother) in the United States on the sunrise of the recent millennium. J. Zornado explores the historical past and improvement of the concept that of adolescence, beginning with the works of Calvin, Freud, and Rousseau and culminating with the fashionable 'consumer' youth of Dr. Spock and tv. the quantity discusses significant media depictions of early life and examines the ways that mom and dad use varied types of media to swaddle, train, and entertain their teenagers. Zornado argues that the tales we inform our youngsters comprise the ideologies of the dominant tradition - which, quite often, advertise 'happiness' in any respect bills, materialism because the option to happiness, and chiefly, obedience to the dominant order.

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Download Approaching the Hunger Games Trilogy: A Literary and by Tom Henthorne PDF

By Tom Henthorne

This ebook addresses Suzanne Collins’s paintings from a couple of literary and cultural views to be able to larger comprehend either its value and its charm. It takes an interdisciplinary method of the Hunger Games trilogy, drawing from literary stories, psychology, gender experiences, media experiences, philosophy, and cultural reviews. An analytical instead of evaluative paintings, it dispenses with prolonged theoretical discussions and educational jargon. Assuming that readers are conversant in the complete trilogy, the publication additionally avoids plot precis and personality research, in its place concentrating on the importance of the tale and its characters. It contains a biographical essay, glossaries, questions for additional examine, and an in depth bibliography.
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Download Imaginary Citizens by Courtney Weikle-Mills PDF

By Courtney Weikle-Mills

From the colonial interval to the tip of the Civil warfare, children’s books taught younger americans find out how to be solid voters and gave them the liberty, autonomy, and danger to visualize themselves as such, regardless of the particular obstacles of the legislations referring to baby citizenship. Imaginary Citizens argues that the starting place and evolution of the concept that of citizenship within the usa centrally concerned struggles over the that means and limits of youth.

Children have been considered greater than witnesses to American historical past and governance—they have been representatives of "the humans" in most cases. Early on, the parent-child dating was once used as an analogy for the connection among England and the US, and later, the president used to be equated to a father and the folk to his childrens.

There used to be a backlash, even if. which will contest the patriarchal concept that all participants owed childlike submission to their rulers, americans seemed to new theories of human improvement that restricted political accountability to these with a mature skill to cause. but americans additionally established their idea of citizenship at the concept that everybody are unfastened and dependable at all ages. Courtney Weikle-Mills discusses such characters as Goody Two-Shoes, Ichabod Crane, and Tom Sawyer when it comes to how they mirror those conflicting ideals.

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Download Maurice Gee: A Literary Companion: The Fiction for Young by Elizabeth Hale PDF

By Elizabeth Hale

Maurice Gee's fiction for more youthful readers blends fascinating tales with critical matters. instructed via more than a few genres, from fable to realism, experience to technological know-how fiction, mysteries, mental thrillers and gangster tales, they give a particular physique of labor that exhibits New Zealand to youngsters and teens. This booklet is the 1st of 2 that will pay tribute to Maurice Gee's particular contribution to New Zealand literature. It argues that the intensity and pleasure of Gee's fiction for younger readers makes for a magnificent creation to New Zealand tradition, historical past and storytelling. evaluation chapters discover the motivations, topics, contexts and reception of Gee's paintings, from the fable novels lower than the Mountain, the realm round the nook and the O and Salt trilogies, to the 5 realist and ancient novels, together with The fats guy, The Champion and The Fire-Raiser. This quantity will entice scholars, lecturers, readers and writers of recent Zealand literature, kid's literature and myth literature. A moment ebook, via Lawrence Jones, will talk about Gee's fiction for grownup readers.

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Download Locative Social Media: Place in the Digital Age by L. Evans PDF

By L. Evans

This ebook bargains a serious research of the impact of utilization of locative social media at the perceptions and extraordinary event of lived in areas and areas. Drawing on clients debts of location-based social networking, a electronic post-phenomenology of position is constructed to give an explanation for how position is mediated within the electronic age.

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Download Contemporary Children's Literature and Film: Engaging with by Kerry Mallan,Clare Bradford PDF

By Kerry Mallan,Clare Bradford

Bringing jointly best and rising students, this booklet argues for the importance of concept for examining texts written and produced for teens. Integrating views from throughout feminism, ecocriticism, postcolonialism and poststructuralism, it demonstrates how those tell ways to various modern literature and film.

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Download American Environmental Fiction, 1782–1847 by Matthew Wynn Sivils PDF

By Matthew Wynn Sivils

whereas Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau are usually credited with inventing American environmental writing, Matthew Wynn Sivils argues that the works of those Transcendentalists needs to be put inside a bigger literary culture that has its origins in early Republic typical histories, Indian captivity narratives, Gothic novels, and juvenile literature. Authors similar to William Bartram, Ann Eliza Bleecker, and Samuel Griswold Goodrich, to call quite a few, enabled the advance of a credibly American model of proto-environmental fiction. Sivils argues that those seeds of environmental literature may come to fruition in James Fenimore Cooper’s The Pioneers, which he argues is the 1st uniquely environmental American novel. He then connects the biogeographical politics of Cooper’s The Prairie with eu anti-Americanism; and concludes this research via studying how James Kirke Paulding, Thomas Cole, and James Fenimore Cooper imaginatively addressed the matter of human culpability and nationalistic cohesiveness within the face of traditional failures. With their specialize in the nature and implications of the imagined American panorama, those key works of early environmental concept contributed to the turning out to be impact of the typical surroundings at the id of the fledgling state many years earlier than the impacts of Emerson's Nature and Thoreau's Walden.

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Download Literatura Infantil e Leitores. Da Teoria às Práticas by Fernando Azevedo PDF

By Fernando Azevedo

Escrito com base na teoria dos polissistemas, o capítulo 1 analisa, à luz dos fatores produtor, instituição, repertório, consumidor, mercado e produto, a natureza e a especificidade daquilo que designamos como literatura objeto de interação por crianças e jovens.
O capítulo 2 debruça-se sobre a questão dos repertórios, analisando a dinâmica de transformação/inovação no campo da literatura infantil.
O capítulo three reflete acerca da problemática da chamada ética literária, procurando responder à questão o que se aprende com a literatura?
No último capítulo, propomos, a partir de saberes construídos com base na investigação e na prática, ideias concretas para a promoção do livro e da leitura numa pluralidade de contextos.
A obra inclui um anexo referente a recursos, disponíveis em webpages relevantes para as temáticas deste livro.
Esta é a primeira edição electronic da obra publicada, pela primeira vez em 2006, sob a chancela do Instituto de Estudos da Criança da Universidade do Minho.

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Download Representations of China in British Children's Fiction, by Shih-Wen Chen PDF

By Shih-Wen Chen

In her broadly researched exploration of China in British children’s literature, Shih-Wen Chen offers a sustained critique of the reductive dichotomies that experience constrained perception into the cultural and educative position those fictions performed in disseminating principles and information approximately China. Chen considers more than a few diverse genres and kinds of publication-travelogue storybooks, historic novels, experience tales, and periodicals-to show the variety of pictures of China within the Victorian and Edwardian mind's eye. Turning a severe eye on renowned and prolific writers resembling Anne Bowman, William Dalton, Edwin Harcourt Burrage, Bessie Marchant, G.A. Henty, and Charles Gilson, Chen indicates how Sino-British kin have been influential within the illustration of China in children’s literature, demanding situations the inspiration that nineteenth-century children’s literature easily parroted the dominant ideologies of the age, and gives insights into how attitudes in the direction of children’s dating with wisdom replaced over the process the century. Her ebook offers a clean context for realizing how China used to be built within the interval from 1851 to 1911 and sheds gentle on British cultural historical past and the historical past and makes use of of children’s literature.

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Download Reading the Adolescent Romance: Sweet Valley High and the by AMY S. PATTEE PDF

By AMY S. PATTEE

Reading the Adolescent Romance presents an exhaustive research of the advancements in younger grownup literature because the Eighties with a spotlight on Francine Pascal’s "Sweet Valley excessive" sequence, which has develop into a cultural and literary touchstone for either fanatics and critics of the novels. Pattee conscientiously examines the sequence’ content material, constitution, and readers, permitting her to enquire an influential advertising and literary phenomenon and to interrogate the intersecting impacts of background, viewers positioning, and clarity that allowed "Sweet Valley" and different teenager sequence to flourish.


This ebook demonstrates that, as a chain of usual romance novels, "Sweet Valley excessive" indicates tropes linked to either adolescent and grownup romance and, as a made from the early Nineteen Eighties, has and maintains to espouse the conservative romantic ideologies linked to the period of time. whereas erstwhile readers of the sequence remember the novels with excitement, re-readers of Pascal’s novels — who bear in mind interpreting the sequence as youngsters and feature re-visted the books as adults — are extra serious. apparently, either populations proceed to price "Sweet Valley excessive" as an identification touchstone.


Amy Pattee is an affiliate professor of library and data technological know-how on the Graduate college of Library and knowledge technology at Simmons university in Boston, Massachusetts. There, she teaches children’s and younger grownup literature in either the library college and in a twin measure application affiliated with Simmons College’s middle for the examine of Children’s Literature.

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