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Author Clark, Beverley Lyon

Title Girls, boys, books, toys : gender in children's literature and culture / edited by Beverly Lyon Clark and Margaret R. Higonnet
Published Baltimore, Md. ; London : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999


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Description 296 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction / Beverly Lyon Clark -- Pt. I. History. 1. Repudiating "Sleeping Beauty" / U. C. Knoepflmacher. 2. Child's Play as Woman's Peace Work: Maria Edgeworth's "The Cherry Orchard," Historical Rebellion Narratives, and Contemporary Cultural Studies / Mitzi Myers. 3. "These two irreconcilable things - art and young girls": The Case of the Girls' School Story / Mavis Reimer. 4. Romancing the Home: Gender, Empire, and the South Pacific / Claudia Marquis -- Pt. II. Theory. 5. The Liberal Bias in Feminist Social Science Research on Children's Books / Roger Clark, Heidi Kulkin and Liam Clancy. 6. Coming "to sing their being": The Poetry of Grace Nichols / Lissa Paul. 7. Fictions of Difference: Contemporary Indian Stories for Children / Rajeswari Sunder Rajan. 8. Making the Front Page: Views of Women/Women's Views in the Picture Book / William Moebius. 9. Discourses of Femininity and the Intertextual Construction of Feminist Reading Positions / John Stephens and Robyn McCallum
10. Taking Over the Doll House: Domestic Desire and Nostalgia in Toy Narratives / Lois R. Kuznets. 11. Comforts No More: The Underside of Quilts in Children's Literature / Cheryl B. Torsney -- Pt. III. Culture. 12. A Bad Hair Day for G. I. Joe / Karen Klugman. 13. Imagining Dinosaurs / Susan Willis. 14. Grrrls and Dolls: Feminism and Female Youth Culture / Lynne Vallone. 15. An Arab Girl Draws Trouble / Allen Douglas and Fedwa Malti-Douglas. 16. Just a Spoonful of Sugar? Anxieties of Gender and Class in "Mary Poppins" / Lori Kenschaft
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Sexism.
Children's literature -- History and criticism.
Sexism in literature.
Girls -- Books and reading.
Boys -- Books and reading.
Play -- Social aspects.
Toys -- Social aspects.
Author Higonnet, Margaret R.
Clark, Beverly Lyon.
LC no. 99022652
ISBN 0801860539 :
0801865263 paperback