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What do we tell the children? : critical essays on children's literature

Author: Ciara Ní Bhroin; Patricia Kennon
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2012.
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This peer-reviewed collection of critical essays on children's literature addresses contemporary debates regarding what constitutes "suitable" texts for young audiences. The volume examines what adult writers "tell" their child readers with particular focus on the following areas: the representation of sexuality, gender and the body; the treatment of death and trauma; concepts of race, prejudice and national  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ciara Ní Bhroin; Patricia Kennon
ISBN: 1443838691 9781443838696 9781299659155 1299659152
OCLC Number: 826685234
Notes: "[This] is the fifth publication of the Irish Society for the Study of Children's Literature (ISSCL)."--Preface.
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 224 pages)
Contents: PREFACE; INTRODUCTION; PART I; (UN)DOING GENDER; THE INNOCENCE PROJECT AND THE PORTRAYAL OF MALE TEENAGE PROSTITUTION IN FICTION FOR YOUNG ADULTS; DOING IT --
BUT NOT IN FRONT OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE; PART II; "WHAT BRUNO KNEW"; DEATH AND THE LANDSCAPE IN THE DARK IS RISING AND ITS ADAPTATIONS; PART III; THE 9/11MEDIA AFTERMATH AND CULTURAL IDENTITY POLITICS IN ADOLESCENT FICTION; COMING OF AGE AND NATIONAL CHARACTER AT HOME AND ABROAD; A TALE WORTH TELLING TWICE; PART IV; WHAT DID ADVANCED NATIONALISTS TELL IRISH CHILDREN IN THE EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY? "ENJOY THE LAST OF YOUR SCHOOLGIRL LIFE"PART V; "HERE'S LOOKING AT YOU, KID". FROM BIG BROTHER TO BIG BROTHER; WORDS, WOUNDS AND CHINESE WHISPERS; CONTRIBUTORS; INDEX.
Responsibility: edited by Ciara Ní Bhroin and Patricia Kennon.

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