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Philosophy in children's literature

Author: Peter R Costello
Publisher: Lanham, Md : Lexington Books, 2012.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter R Costello
ISBN: 9780739168233 0739168231 9780739168240 073916824X
OCLC Number: 828711266
Description: 325 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: Part I. Picturebooks Chapter 1: Heidegger, Winnicott, and The Velveteen Rabbit: Anxiety, Toys, and the Drama of Metaphysics Kirsten Jacobson Chapter 2: Slave Morality in The Rainbow Fish Claudia Mills Chapter 3: Absolutely Positively Feeling that Way and More: Paradoxes of Fiction and Judith Viorst's Alexander stories Dina Mendonca Chapter 4: Are You My Mother? Finding the Self in (M)others Licia Carlson Chapter 5: Horton Hears Badiou!: Ethics and an Understanding of Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! Carl F. Miller Chapter 6: Mapping Chris Van Allsburg's The Mysteries of Harris Burdick Kelly Jones Chapter 7: Silverstein's Missing Pieces: Lessons in Love and Incompleteness Matthew F. Pierlott Chapter 8: Is Arthur's Anger Reasonable? Karin Murris Chapter 9: Gift-Giving, Waiting, and Walking-The (Non-)Reciprocal, (Im-)Possible Apprenticeship of Frog and Toad Peter Costello Part II. Chapter Books Chapter 10: Word Play, Language-Games, and Unfair Labels in Beverly Cleary's Ramona the Pest Aaron A. Schiller and Denise H. B. Schiller Chapter 11: The things that are not among the things there are to do: Harriet the Spy and Maurice Blanchot's Passivity Oona Eisenstadt Chapter 12: Intelligence and Utopia in Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH Sarah O'Brien Conly Chapter 13: The Cricket in Times Square: Crickets, Compassion, and the Good Life Court Lewis Chapter 14: Pollyanna, Moral Sainthood, and Childhood Ideals Claire M. Brown Part III. Multiple Avenues of Criticism Chapter 15: The Giving Tree and Environmental Philosophy: Listening to Deep Ecology, Feminism and Trees Ellen Miller Chapter 16: The Giving Tree, Women, and the Great Society Milena Radeva Chapter 17: King of the Wild Things: Children and the Passionate Attachments of the Anthropological Machine Tyson E. Lewis Chapter 18: Lovingly Impolite Lindsay Lerman
Responsibility: ed. by Peter R. Costello.


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Editor Costello (Providence College) brings together an excellent sequence of examinations of the philosophical ideas in various children's literature. The text is split into unequal thirds that Read more...

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