New World Orders In Contemporary Children's Literature

New World Orders In Contemporary Children's Literature

by Clare Bradford, Robyn McCallum, Kerry Mallan, John Richard Stephens
     
 

This book demonstrates how contemporary children's texts draw on utopian and dystopian tropes in their projections of possible futures.See more details below

Overview

This book demonstrates how contemporary children's texts draw on utopian and dystopian tropes in their projections of possible futures.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230020054
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
02/01/2008
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: A new world order or a new dark age?
• New dialogues: Children's texts, new world orders and transformative possibilities
• Masters, slaves and entrepreneurs: Globalised utopias and new world order(ing)s
• The lure of the lost paradise: Postcolonial utopias
• Nature versus culture: Reading ecocritically
• 'Radiant with possibility': Communities and utopianism
• Ties that bind: Reconceptualising home and family
• 'On a darkling plain': Cities as utopian/dystopian sites
• The struggle to be human in a posthuman world
• Conclusion
• Bibliography
• Index
• References
• Index

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