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Multicultural Literature For Children And Young Adults Reflections On Critical Issues

Author : Mingshui Cai
ISBN : 9780313076404
Genre : Literary Criticism
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There is much discussion of multiculturalism in education. This is especially true of multicultural literature for children and young adults. The rise of multicultural literature is a political rather than a literary movement; it is a movement to claim space in literature and in education for historically marginalized social groups rather than one to renovate the craft of literature itself. Multicultural literature has been closely bound with the cause of multiculturalism in general and thus has been confronted with resistance from conservatives. This book discusses many of the controversial issues surrounding multicultural literature for children and young adults. The volume begins with a look at some of the foundational and theoretical issues related to multicultural literature. The second part of the book addresses issues related to the creation and critique of multicultural literature, including the authorship of such works and the role of the reader in determining whether or not a work is multicultural. The third looks at the place of multicultural literature in the education of children and young adults. Throughout its discussion, the book makes extensive references to a large body of multicultural fiction and provides a thorough review of research on this important topic.
Category: Literary Criticism

Little Red Readings

Author : Angela E. Hubler
ISBN : 9781626741560
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A significant body of scholarship examines the production of children’s literature by women and minorities, as well as the representation of gender, race, and sexuality. But few scholars have previously analyzed class in children’s literature. This definitive collection remedies that by defining and exemplifying historical materialist approaches to children’s literature. The introduction of Little Red Readings lucidly discusses characteristics of historical materialism, the methodological approach to the study of literature and culture first outlined by Karl Marx, defining key concepts and analyzing factors that have marginalized this tradition, particularly in the United States. The thirteen essays here analyze a wide range of texts—from children’s bibles to Mary Poppins to The Hunger Games—using concepts in historical materialism from class struggle to the commodity. Essayists apply the work of Marxist theorists such as Ernst Bloch and Fredric Jameson to children’s literature and film. Others examine the work of leftist writers in India, Germany, England, and the United States. The authors argue that historical materialist methodology is critical to the study of children’s literature, as children often suffer most from inequality. Some of the critics in this collection reveal the ways that literature for children often functions to naturalize capitalist economic and social relations. Other critics champion literature that reveals to readers the construction of social reality and point to texts that enable an understanding of the role ordinary people might play in creating a more just future. The collection adds substantially to our understanding of the political and class character of children’s literature worldwide, and contributes to the development of a radical history of children’s literature.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Presence Of The Past In Children S Literature

Author : Ann Lawson Lucas
ISBN : 0313324832
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Explores how children's writers around the world have presented the theme and concept of time past.
Category: Literary Criticism

Writers On Writing

Author : Maurice Angus Lee
ISBN : 0313315922
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Short story writers reflect on the craft, on their own works, and on challenges and trends in short story writing.
Category: Literary Criticism

Children S Literature And The Fin De Si Cle

Author : International Research Society for Children's Literature. Congress
ISBN : 0313321205
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The close of a century invites both retrospection and prognostication. As a period of transition, it also brings a sense of uncertainty, finality, and apocalypticism. This volume examines fin de siecle tensions in 19th- and 20th-century children's literature from around the world. The contributors look back at children's literature of the past and ahead toward children's literature of the future, while probing such issues as literary nonsense and the breakdown of language, the image of the child as redeemer, social engineering in children's literature, the Holocaust in children's fiction, fear in contemporary fantasy, and changing notions of masculinity.
Category: Literary Criticism

Bibliographic Index

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105025908224
Genre : Bibliographical literature
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Category: Bibliographical literature

Interfering Values In The Nineteenth Century British Novel

Author : Jeffrey Moxham
ISBN : 031332283X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Classic 19th-century British novels that give full expression to complex ethical problems necessarily project the claims of conflicting or interfering values and thus complicate the strategies for resolving the dilemmas they dramatize. These novels offer hypothetical instances of real issues and trace the history of changing ideals of the self and society since the Enlightenment. Literary criticism generally overlooks the ethical complications of such novels and instead attempts to ignore or foreclose issues that interfere with a critic's preferred manner of reading. This book studies conflicting values in novels by Austen, Dickens, Eliot, and Hardy and analyzes how representative critics have failed to engage frankly and fully with the moral and interpretive problems featured in these works.
Category: Literary Criticism


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ISBN : UOM:39015079402452
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Multicultural Children S Literature

Author : Ambika Gopalakrishnan
ISBN : 9781452212906
Genre : Education
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This book is designed to prepare K-12 preservice and inservice teachers to address the social, cultural, and critical issues of our times through the use of multicultural children's books. It will be used as a core textbook in courses on multicultural children's literature and as a supplement in courses on children's literature and social studies teaching methods. It can also be used as a supplement in courses on literacy, reading, language arts, and multicultural education.
Category: Education