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1st Edition

Critical Content Analysis of Children’s and Young Adult Literature
Reframing Perspective

ISBN 9781138120099
Published July 14, 2016 by Routledge
216 Pages

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Book Description

In this book the authors describe their strategies for critically reading global and multicultural literature and the range of procedures they use for critical analyses. They also reflect on how these research strategies can inform classrooms and children as readers. Critical content analysis offers researchers a methodology for examining representations of power and position in global and multicultural children’s and adolescent literature. This methodology highlights the critical as locating power in social practices by understanding, uncovering, and transforming conditions of inequity. Importantly, it also provides insights into specific global and multicultural books significant within classrooms as well as strategies that teachers can use to engage students in critical literacy.

Table of Contents



Chapter 1 Critical Content Analysis as a Research Methodology

Kathy G. Short

Chapter 2 The Critical Reading of Children’s Texts: Theories, Methodologies, and Critiques Clare Bradford

Chapter 3 Examining Displaced Youth and Immigrant Status through Critical Multicultural Analysis

Holly Johnson & Becca Gasiewicz

Chapter 4 Using Intertextuality to Unpack Representations of Immigration in Children’s Literature

Yoo Kyung Sung, Mary L. Fahrenbruck, and Julia Lopez-Robertson

Chapter 5 When Entertainment Trumps Social Concerns: The Commodification of Mexican Culture and Language in Skippyjon Jones.

Carmen M. Martínez-Roldán

Chapter 6 "Having Something of Their Own": Passing on a Counter-Story about Family Bonds, Racism and Land Ownership

Wanda Brooks

Chapter 7 Representations of Same Sex Marriage in Children's Picture Storybooks

Janine Schall

Chapter 8 Re-Imagining an Alternative Life after the Darfur War:  Writing as Emancipatory Practice.
Vivian Yenika-Agbaw

Chapter 9 The Significance of the Arts in Understanding Social, Historical and Cultural Events

Janelle Mathis

Chapter 10 The Right to Participate: Children as Activists in Picture Books

Kathy G. Short

Chapter 11 Blurred Lines: The Construction of Adolescent Sexuality in Young Adult Novels

Melissa B. Wilson

Chapter 12 A Poststructural Discourse Analysis of Novel Set in Haiti.

Deborah Dimmett

Chapter 13 Connecting Critical Content Analysis to Critical Reading in Classrooms

Holly Johnson, Janelle Mathis, and Kathy G. Short

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Holly Johnson is an associate professor at the University of Cincinnati, USA.

Janelle Mathis is a professor at the University of North Texas, USA.

Kathy G. Short is a professor at the University of Arizona, USA.