The Case of Peter Pan, or the Impossibility of Children's Fiction / Edition 1

The Case of Peter Pan, or the Impossibility of Children's Fiction / Edition 1

by Jacqueline Rose
     
 

ISBN-10: 0812214358

ISBN-13: 9780812214352

Pub. Date: 01/28/1993

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

Peter Pan, Jacqueline Rose contends, forces us to question what it is we are doing in the endless production and dissemination of children's fiction. In a preface, written for this edition, Rose considers some of Peter Pan's new guises and their implications. From Spielberg's Hook, to the lesbian production of the play at the London Drill Hall in 1991, to debates

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Peter Pan, Jacqueline Rose contends, forces us to question what it is we are doing in the endless production and dissemination of children's fiction. In a preface, written for this edition, Rose considers some of Peter Pan's new guises and their implications. From Spielberg's Hook, to the lesbian production of the play at the London Drill Hall in 1991, to debates in the English House of Lords, to a newly claimed status as the icon of transvestite culture, Peter Pan continues to demonstrate its bizarre renewability as a cultural fetish of our times.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812214352
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Series:
New Cultural Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
801,717
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 8.50(d)

Table of Contents

The Return of Peter Pan
Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1Peter Pan and Freud: Who is talking to whom?12
2Rousseau and Alan Garner: Innocence of the child and of the word42
3Peter Pan and Literature for the Child: Confusion of tongues66
4Pan and Commercialisation of the Child: Children are a good sell87
5Peter Pan, Language and the State: Captain Hook goes to Eton115
Conclusion137
Notes145
Bibliography155
Index172

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