A Necessary Fantasy?

The Heroic Figure in Children's Popular Culture

Edited by Dudley Jones, Tony Watkins

© 2000 – Routledge

424 pages

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Hardback: 9780815318446
pub: 2000-07-06
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About the Book

This book addresses a variety of issues through the examination of heroic figures in children's popular literature, comics, film, and television.

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"This volume joins the excellent series edited by Jack Zipes, which offers sophisticated critical studies that challenge the canon and canonized readings of literature for children." -- Choice

About the Series

Children's Literature and Culture

Founded by Jack Zipes in 1994, Children's Literature and Culture is the longest-running series devoted to the study of children’s literature and culture from a national and international perspective. Dedicated to promoting original research in children’s literature and children’s culture, in 2011 the series expanded its focus to include childhood studies, and it seeks to explore the legal, historical, and philosophical conditions of different childhoods. An advocate for scholarship from around the globe, the series recognizes innovation and encourages interdisciplinarity. Children's Literature and Culture offers cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections considering topics such as gender, race, picturebooks, childhood, nation, religion, technology, and many others. Titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
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LITERARY CRITICISM / General