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Abate, Michelle Ann 1975-

Works: 47 works in 123 publications in 1 language and 4,245 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Publications about Michelle Ann Abate
Publications by Michelle Ann Abate
Most widely held works by Michelle Ann Abate
Tomboys : a literary and cultural history by Michelle Ann Abate( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 465 libraries worldwide
"Starting with the figure of a bold, boisterous girl in the mid-nineteenth century and ending with the 'girl power' movement of the 1990s, Tomboys is the first full-length critical study of this gender-bending code of female conduct. Michelle Abate uncovers the origins, charts the trajectory, and traces the literary and cultural transformations that the concept of 'tomboy' has undergone in the United States. Tomboys also explores the gender and sexual dynamics of tomboyism and offers intriguing discussions of race and ethnicity's role in the construction of the enduring cultural archetype"--Jacket
Bloody murder : the homicide tradition in children's literature by Michelle Ann Abate( Book )
8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 316 libraries worldwide
Raising your kids right : children's literature and American political conservatism by Michelle Ann Abate( Book )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 291 libraries worldwide
Michelle Ann Abate examines a variety of texts that offer information, ideology, and even instructions on how to raise kids right, not just figuratively, but politically. Highlighting the works of William Bennett, Lynne Cheney, Bill O'Reilly, and others, she brings together such diverse fields as cultural studies, literary criticism, political science, childhood studies, brand marketing, and the cult of celebrity. --from publisher description
Over the rainbow : queer children's and young adult literature ( Book )
8 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 251 libraries worldwide
David and Jonathan, and Saul, revisited: homodomestic patterns in British boys' magazine fiction, 1880-1915 / Claudia Nelson -- Queer performances: lesbian politics in Little women / Roberta Seelinger Trites -- Understood Betsy, understood nation: Dorothy Canfield Fisher and Willa Cather queer America / June Cummins -- "There lived in the Land of Oz two queerly made men": queer utopianism and antisocial eroticism in L. Frank Baum's Oz series / Tison Pugh -- The queerness of Harriet the Spy / Robin Bernstein -- Refusing the queer potential: John Knowles's A separate peace / Eric L. Tribunella -- Young adult novels with gay/lesbian characters and themes, 1969-92: a historical reading of content, gender, and narrative distance / Christine A. Jenkins -- "Unshelter me": the emerging fictional adolescent lesbian / Vanessa Wayne Lee -- Reading and writing "immunity": children and the anti-body / Robert McRuer -- H/Z: why Lesléa Newman makes Heather into Zoe / Elizabeth A. Ford -- The trouble with Rainbow boys / Thomas Crisp -- The hobo, the fairy, and the quarterback / Biddy Martin -- Is Nancy Drew queer? Popular reading strategies for the lesbian reader / Sherrie A. Inness -- Transchildren and the discipline of children's literature / Jody Norton -- Trans magic: the radical performance of the young wizard in YA literature / Jes Battis -- Homosexuality at the online Hogwarts: Harry Potter slash fanfiction / Catherine Tosenberger -- Choose your own queer erotic adventure: young adults, boys' love computer games, and the sexual politics of visual play / Andrea Wood
Global perspectives on Tarzan : from king of the jungle to international icon by Annette Wannamaker( Book )
11 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
This collection seeks to understand the long-lasting and global appeal of Tarzan: Why is a story about a feral boy, who is raised by apes in the African jungle, so compelling and so adaptable to different cultural contexts and audiences? How is it that the same narrative serves as the basis for both children's cartoons and lavish musical productions or as a vehicle for both nationalistic discourse and for light romantic fantasy? Considering a history of criticism that highlights the imperialistic, sexist, racist underpinnings of the original Tarzan narrative, why would this character and story
The big smallness : niche marketing, the American culture wars, and the new children's literature by Michelle Ann Abate( Book )
8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
This book is the first full-length critical study to explore the rapidly growing cadre of amateur-authored, independently-published, and niche-market picture books that have been released during the opening decades of the twenty-first century. Emerging from a powerful combination of the ease and affordability of desktop publishing software; the promotional, marketing, and distribution possibilities allowed by the Internet; and the tremendous national divisiveness over contentious socio-political issues, these texts embody a shift in how narratives for young people are being creatively conceived, materially constructed, and socially consumed in the United States. Abate explores how titles such as My Parents Open Carry (about gun laws), It?s Just a Plant (about marijuana policy), and My Beautiful Mommy (about the plastic surgery industry) occupy important battle stations in ongoing partisan conflicts, while they are simultaneously changing the landscape of American children?s literature. The book demonstrates how texts like Little Zizi and Me Tarzan, You Jane mark the advent of not simply a new commercial strategy in texts for young readers; they embody a paradigm shift in the way that narratives are being conceived, constructed, and consumed. Niche market picture books can be seen as a telling barometer about public perceptions concerning children and the social construction of childhood, as well as the function of narratives for young readers in the twenty-first century. At the same time, these texts reveal compelling new insights about the complex interaction among American print culture, children?s reading practices, and consumer capitalism. Amateur-authored, self-published, and specialty-subject titles reveal the way in which children, childhood, and children?s literature are both highly political and heavily politicized in the United States
Graphic novels for children and young adults : a collection of critical essays by Michelle Ann Abate( Book )
6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
"One of the most significant transformations in literature for children and young adults during the last twenty years has been the resurgence of comics. Educators and librarians extol the benefits of comics reading, and increasingly, children's and YA comics and comics hybrids have won major prizes, including the Printz Award and the National Book Award. Despite the popularity and influence of children's and YA graphic novels, the genre has not received adequate scholarly attention. Graphic Novels for Children and Young Adults is the first book to offer a critical examination of children's and YA comics. The anthology is divided into five sections, structure and narration; transmedia; pedagogy; gender and sexuality; and identity, that reflect crucial issues and recurring topics in comics scholarship during the twenty-first century. The contributors are likewise drawn from a diverse array of disciplines -- English, education, library science, and fine arts. Collectively, they analyze a variety of contemporary comics, including such highly popular series as Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Lumberjanes; Eisner award-winning graphic novels by Gene Luen Yang, Nate Powell, Mariko Tamaki, and Jillian Tamaki; as well as volumes frequently challenged for use in secondary classrooms, such as Raina Telgemeier's Drama and Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian."--
Annual of the Modern Language Association Division on children's literature and the Children's Literature Association ( Book )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
"A sixth sense seemed to tell her that she had encountered something unusual" : psychic sleuthing in the Nancy Drew mystery stories by Michelle Ann Abate( Article )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"My job is ... to make you a human being in the eyes of the jury" : confronting the demonization - and dramatization - of murder in Walter Dean Myers's monster by Michelle Ann Abate( Article )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"The queen had only one way of settling all difficulties ... 'Off with his head'" : "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" and the antigallows movement by Michelle Ann Abate( Article )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Special issue - Tomboys and Tomboyism ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"You must kill her and bring me her lungs and liver as proof" : "Snow White" and the fact as well as fantasy of filicide by Michelle Ann Abate( Article )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"A grand amount of Fagginess" : 'The faggiest vampire', bizarro fiction for children, and the dehomosexualization of LGBTQ terminology by Michelle Ann Abate( Article )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
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Abate, M. A. 1975-
Michelle Ann Abate literary scholar
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