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Disturbing the universe : power and repression in adolescent literature

Author: Roberta Seelinger Trites
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2000.
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The Young Adult novel is ordinarily characterized as a coming-of-age story, in which the narrative revolves around the individual growth and maturation of a character, but Roberta Trites expands this notion by chronicling the dynamics of power and repression that weave their way through YA books. Characters in these novels must learn to negotiate the levels of power that exist in the myriad social institutions  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Trites, Roberta Seelinger, 1962-
Disturbing the universe.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2000
(DLC) 00037422
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Roberta Seelinger Trites
ISBN: 1587293331 9781587293337
OCLC Number: 50321205
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 189 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: ''Do I dare disturb the universe?'': Adolescent Literature in the Postmodern Era --
''I don't know the words':' Institutional Discourses in Adolescent Literature --
''Maybe that is writing, changing things around and disguising the for-real'': The Paradox of Authority in Adolescent Literature --
''All of a sudden I came': Sex and Power in Adolescent Novels --
''When I can control the focus'': Death and Narrative Resolution in Adolescent Literature --
Conclusion: The Poststructural Pedagogy of Adolescent Literature.
Responsibility: by Roberta Seelinger Trites.

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