RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 851418938 LA English UL http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-36760-1 T1 (Re)imagining the world children's literature's response to changing times A1 Wu, Yan,, Mallan, Kerry., McGillis, Roderick., PB Springer PP Berlin; New York YR 2013 SN 9783642367601 3642367607 3642367593 9783642367595 AB (Re)Imagining the world: Children's Literature's Response to Changing Times considers how writers of fiction for children imagine 'the world', not one universal world, but different worlds: imaginary, strange, familiar, even monstrous worlds. The chapters in this collection discuss how fiction for children engages with some of the changes brought about by new technologies, information literacy, consumerism, migration, politics, different family structures, cosmopolitanism, and new and old monsters. They also invite us to think about how memory shapes our understanding of the past, and how fiction engages our emotions, our capacity to empathize, our desire to discover, and what the future may hold. The contributors bring different perspectives from education, postcolonial studies, literary criticism, cultural studies, childhood studies, postmodernism, and the social sciences. With a wide coverage of texts from different countries, and scholarly and lively discussions, this collection is itself a testament to the power of the human imagination and the significance of children's literature in the education of young people.