New World Orders in Contemporary Children's Literature: Utopian Transformations

New World Orders in Contemporary Children's Literature: Utopian Transformations

by C. Bradford, K. Mallan, J. Stephens, R. McCallum
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0230020054

ISBN-13: 9780230020054

Pub. Date: 03/13/2008

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK

This book demonstrates how contemporary children's texts draw on utopian and dystopian tropes in their projections of possible futures. The authors explore the ways in which children's texts respond to social change and global politics. The book argues that children's texts are crucially implicated in shaping the values of their readers.

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This book demonstrates how contemporary children's texts draw on utopian and dystopian tropes in their projections of possible futures. The authors explore the ways in which children's texts respond to social change and global politics. The book argues that children's texts are crucially implicated in shaping the values of their readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230020054
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
03/13/2008
Series:
Critical Approaches to Children's Literature Series
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
207
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements A New World Order or a New Dark Age? 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 Reweaving Nature and Culture: Reading Ecocritically 'Radiant with possibility': Communities and Utopianism Ties that Bind: Reconceptualising Home and Family The Struggle to be Human in a Posthuman World Conclusion Notes Bibliography Index

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