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

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

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

ISBN-10: 0230308562

ISBN-13: 9780230308565

Pub. Date: 08/16/2011

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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.  See more details below

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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:
9780230308565
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
08/16/2011
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(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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