Youth of Darkest England: Working-Class Children at the Heart of Victorian Empire

Youth of Darkest England: Working-Class Children at the Heart of Victorian Empire

by Troy Boone
     
 

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This book examines the representation of English working-class children — the youthful inhabitants of the poor urban neighborhoods that a number of writers dubbed "darkest England" — in Victorian and Edwardian imperialist literature. In particular, Boone focuses on how the writings for and about youth undertook an ideological project to enlist

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This book examines the representation of English working-class children — the youthful inhabitants of the poor urban neighborhoods that a number of writers dubbed "darkest England" — in Victorian and Edwardian imperialist literature. In particular, Boone focuses on how the writings for and about youth undertook an ideological project to enlist working-class children into the British imperial enterprise, demonstrating convincingly that the British working-class youth resisted a nationalist identification process that tended to eradicate or obfuscate class differences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415653459
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/15/2012
Series:
Children's Literature and Culture Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
254

Meet the Author

Troy M. Boone is Assistant Professor of English and Acting Director of the Children's Literature Program at the University of Pittsburgh, US.

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