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Title Home words : discourses of children's literature in Canada / Mavis Reimer, editor
Published Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xx, 275 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates) : color illustrations
Series Studies in childhood and family in Canada
Studies in childhood and family in Canada.
Contents CHAPTER 6 At Home on Native Land: A Non-Aboriginal Canadian Scholar Discusses Aboriginality and Property in Canadian Double-Focalized Novels for Young AdultsCHAPTER 7 White Picket Fences: At Home with Multicultural Children's Literature in Canada?; CHAPTER 8 Windows as Homing Devices in Canadian Picture Books; CHAPTER 9 The Homely Imaginary: Fantasies of Nationhood in Australian and Canadian Texts; CHAPTER 10 Home Page: Translating Scholarly Discourses for Young People; AFTERWORD: Homeward Bound?; WORKS CITED; CONTRIBUTORS; INDEX
Summary The essays in Home Words explore the complexity of the idea of home through various theoretical lenses and groupings of texts. One focus of this collection is the relation between the discourses of nation, which often represent the nation as home, and the discourses of home in children's literature, which variously picture home as a dwelling, family, town or region, psychological comfort, and a place to start from and return to. These essays consider the myriad ways in which discourses of home underwrite both children's and national literatures. Home Words reconfigures the field of Canadian
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Children's literature, Canadian -- History and criticism.
Home in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
Author Reimer, Mavis.
ISBN 1435642678 (electronic bk.)
1554581222 (electronic bk.)
9781435642676 (electronic bk.)
9781554581221 (electronic bk.)