Constructing the Canon of Children's Literature: Beyond Library Walls and Ivory Towers

Overview

"In this historical study, Anne Lundin explores how the garden of children's classics took root through the agency of two cultural institutions - the children's library and the academy. How did the fledgling children's librarian profession of the late 19[superscript th] century and the fledgling children's literature professorate of the late 20[superscript th] century construct a privileged landscape of literature for children that continues today? What were the political uses of such cultivated space in cultural validation?" The volume explores
... See more details below
Hardcover (ANN)
$142.57
BN.com price
(Save 4%)$150.00 List Price
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (4) from $137.30   
  • New (3) from $137.30   
  • Used (1) from $178.83   
Sending request ...

Overview

"In this historical study, Anne Lundin explores how the garden of children's classics took root through the agency of two cultural institutions - the children's library and the academy. How did the fledgling children's librarian profession of the late 19[superscript th] century and the fledgling children's literature professorate of the late 20[superscript th] century construct a privileged landscape of literature for children that continues today? What were the political uses of such cultivated space in cultural validation?" The volume explores the institutional investment of librarians and scholars in canon formation. While children's library history is a longer trail of professional practice, the history of children's literature scholarship converges along a similar path in contemporary children's literature. Beyond library walls and ivory towers is the reader, the maker of meaning in which texts of books are texts of lives.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780815338413
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/2/2004
  • Series: Children's Literature and Culture Series
  • Edition description: ANN
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Anne Lundin is Professor of Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Best books : the librarian 1
Ch. 2 Best books : the scholar 57
Ch. 3 Best books : the reader 109
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)