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The nineteenth-century child and consumer culture

Author: Dennis Denisoff
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©2008.
Series: Ashgate studies in childhood, 1700 to the present.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection addresses the roles assigned to children in the context of 19th-century consumer culture. Topics include toys and middle-class childhood, boyhood and toy theater, child performers on the Victorian stage, gender, sexuality and consumerism, and imperialism in adventure fiction.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis Denisoff
ISBN: 9780754661566 0754661563
OCLC Number: 144330219
Description: x, 239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Play things: toys and theater. Experiments before breakfast: toys, education, and middle-class childhood / Teresa Michals --
Paper dreams and romantic projections: the nineteenth-century toy theater, boyhood, and aesthetic play / Liz Farr --
The drama of precocity: child performers on the Victorian stage / Marah Gubar --
pt. 2. Consuming desires. I'm not a bit expensive: Henry James and the sexualization of the Victorian girl / Michele Mendelssohn --
For-getting to eat: Alice's mouthing metonymy / Carol Mavor --
Salome's lost childhood: Wilde's daughter of Sodom, Jugendstil culture, and the queer afterlife of a decadent myth / Richard A. Kaye --
pt. 3. Adulthood and Nationhood. Adult children's literature in Victorian Britain / Claudia Nelson --
Home thoughts and home scenes: packaging middle-class childhood for Christmas consumption / Lorraine Janzen Kooistra --
Maps, pirates, and treasure: The commodification of imperialism in nineteenth-century boys' adventure fiction / Ymitri Mathison --
pt. 4. Children and the terrors of cultural consumption. Toys and terror: Lucy Clifford's Anyhow Stories / Patricia Demers --
We have orphans ... in stock: crime and the consumption of sensational children / Tamara S. Wagner --
And now Tom being killed, and all spent and eaten: children, consumption, and commerce in nineteenth-century child-protection discourse / Monica Flegel.
Series Title: Ashgate studies in childhood, 1700 to the present.
Responsibility: [edited by] Dennis Denisoff.
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