Children's Literature Products

  • The Nineteenth-Century Child and Consumer Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Dennis Denisoff

    During the rise of consumer culture in the nineteenth century, children and childhood were called on to fulfill a range of important roles. In addition to being consumers themselves, the young functioned as both 'goods' to be used and consumed by adults and as proof that middle-class materialist…

    Hardback – 2008-04-28
    Routledge
    Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present

  • Enterprising Youth

    Social Values and Acculturation in Nineteenth-Century American Children’s Literature, 1st Edition

    Edited by Monika Elbert

    "Recommended" by Choice Enterprising Youth examines the agenda behind the shaping of nineteenth-century children’s perceptions and world views and the transmission of civic duties and social values to children by adults. The essays in this book reveal the contradictions involved in the perceptions…

    Hardback – 2008-04-15
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • The Family in English Children's Literature

    1st Edition

    By Ann Alston

    From the trials of families experiencing divorce, as in Anne Fine’s Madame Doubtfire, to the childcare problems highlighted in Jacqueline Wilson’s Tracy Beaker, it might seem that the traditional family and the ideals that accompany it have long vanished. However, in The Family in English Children’…

    Hardback – 2008-04-03
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • From Nursery Rhymes to Nationhood

    Children's Literature and the Construction of Canadian Identity, 1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Galway

    As Canada came to terms with its role as an independent nation following Confederation in 1867, there was a call for a literary voice to express the needs and desires of a new country. Children’s literature was one of the means through which this new voice found expression. Seen as a tool for both…

    Hardback – 2008-03-31
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Folklore and the Fantastic in Nineteenth-Century British Fiction

    1st Edition

    By Jason Marc Harris

    Jason Marc Harris's ambitious book argues that the tensions between folk metaphysics and Enlightenment values produce the literary fantastic. Demonstrating that a negotiation with folklore was central to the canon of British literature, he explicates the complicated rhetoric associated with…

    Hardback – 2008-01-28
    Routledge

  • Politics and Awe in Rudyard Kipling's Fiction

    1st Edition

    By Peter Havholm

    There has been a resurgence of interest in Kipling among critics who struggle to reconcile the multiple pleasures offered by his fiction with the controversial political ideas that inform it. Peter Havholm takes up the challenge, piecing together Kipling's understanding of empire and humanity from…

    Hardback – 2008-01-28
    Routledge

  • The Fantasy of Family

    Nineteenth-Century Children's Literature and the Myth of the Domestic Ideal, 1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Thiel

    The myth of the Victorian family remains a pervasive influence within a contemporary Britain that perceives itself to be in social crisis. Nostalgic for a golden age of "Victorian values" in which visions of supportive, united families predominate, the common consciousness, exhorted by social and…

    Hardback – 2007-10-30
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Representing Africa in Children's Literature

    Old and New Ways of Seeing, 1st Edition

    By Vivian Yenika-Agbaw

    Representing Africa in Children’s Literature explores how African and Western authors portray youth in contemporary African societies, critically examining the dominant images of Africa and Africans in books published between 1960 and 2005. The book focuses on contemporary children’s and young…

    Hardback – 2007-10-29
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Reading Victorian Schoolrooms

    Childhood and Education in Nineteenth-Century Fiction, 1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Gargano

    Reading Victorian Schoolrooms examines the numerous schoolroom scenes in nineteenth-century novels during the fraught era of the Victorian education debates. As Gargano argues, the fiction of mainstream and children’s writers such as Dickens, Brontë, and Carroll reflected widespread Victorian…

    Hardback – 2007-10-11
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Russian Children's Literature and Culture

    1st Edition

    Edited by Marina Balina, Larissa Rudova

    Soviet literature in general and Soviet children’s literature in particular have often been labeled by Western and post-Soviet Russian scholars and critics as propaganda. Below the surface, however, Soviet children’s literature and culture allowed its creators greater experimental and creative…

    Hardback – 2007-10-04
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Into the Closet

    Cross-Dressing and the Gendered Body in Children's Literature and Film, 1st Edition

    By Victoria Flanagan

    Into the Closet examines the representation of cross-dressing in a wide variety of children’s fiction, ranging from picture books and junior fiction to teen films and novels for young adults. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the different types of cross-dressing found in children’s…

    Hardback – 2007-10-02
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • The Outside Child, In and Out of the Book

    1st Edition

    By Christine Wilkie-Stibbs

    The Outside Child, In and Out of the Book is situated at the intersection between children’s literature studies and childhood studies. In this provocative book, Christine Wilkie-Stibbs juxtaposes the narratives of literary and actual children/young adults to explore how Western culture has imagined…

    Hardback – 2007-10-01
    Routledge
    Children's Literature and Culture

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