Ideologies of Identity in Adolescent Fiction: The Dialogic Construction of Subjectivity

Ideologies of Identity in Adolescent Fiction: The Dialogic Construction of Subjectivity

by Robyn McCallum
     
 

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Ideologies of Identity in Adolescent Fiction examines the representation of selfhood in adolescent and children's fiction, using a Bakhtinian approach to subjectivity, language, and narrative. The ideological frames within which identities are formed are inextricably bound up with ideas about subjectivity, ideas which pervade and underpin adolescent fictions.See more details below

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Ideologies of Identity in Adolescent Fiction examines the representation of selfhood in adolescent and children's fiction, using a Bakhtinian approach to subjectivity, language, and narrative. The ideological frames within which identities are formed are inextricably bound up with ideas about subjectivity, ideas which pervade and underpin adolescent fictions. Although the humanist subject has been systematically interrogated by recent philosophy and criticism, the question which lies at the heart of fiction for young people is not whether a coherent self exists but what kind of self it is and what are the conditions of its coming into being. Ideologies of Identity in Adolescent Fiction has a double focus: first, the images of selfhood that the fictions offer their readers, especially the interactions between selfhood, social and cultural forces, ideologies, and other selves; and second, the strategies used to structure narrative and to represent subjectivity and intersubjectivity.

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Looks mostly at adolescent novels but also some for children that represent subjectivity as being dialogically constructed through interrelationships with others, through language, and/or in a relation to social and cultural forces and ideologies. Novels are also selected that use overtly dialogical narrative strategies to structure the narrative and to represent subjectivity and intersubjectivity. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781135581299
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/02/2012
Series:
Children's Literature and Culture
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
972,284
File size:
2 MB

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