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Author Abate, Michelle Ann, 1975-

Title Raising Your Kids Right : Children's Literature and American Political Conservatism
Published New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (261 pages)
Series The Rutgers series in childhood studies
Rutgers series in childhood studies.
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction -- "In Adam's Fall, We Sinned All" The Conservative Tradition in U.S. Children's Literature, Culture, and Politics; 1 -- "Give Me Someof That Old-Time Reading" William Bennett's The Book of Virtues and the Rise of Right-Leaning Literature for Young Readers; 2 -- "I Speak for the National OakFlooring Manufacturers Association" Truax, the Anti-Green Movement, and the Corporate Production of Children's Literature
3 -- Not Just Christianity, But the Christian Right The Battle over Public Education and the American Sunday School Movement in the Left Behind Series for Kids4 -- Patriot Acts Fighting the War on Terror via the Canon Wars in Lynne Cheney's Picture Books; 5 -- Pundit Knows Best The Self-Help Boom, Brand Marketing, and The O'Reilly Factor for Kids; 6 -- "One State, Two State, Red State, Blue State" Bringing Partisan Politics to Picture Books in Katharine DeBrecht's Help! Mom! Series
Conclusion -- "The Gosh-Darnit, Doggone It, You-BetchaWink Heard 'Round the World" The 2008 Presidential Election, the State of the Conservative Movement, and the Future of Rightist Books for Young ReadersNotes; Works Cited; Index; About the Author
Summary Highlighting the works of William Bennett, Lynne Cheney, Bill O & rsquo;Reilly, and others on the American political right, Michelle Ann Abate brings together such diverse fields as cultural studies, literary criticism, political science, childhood studies, brand marketing, and the cult of celebrity. Raising Your Kids Right dispels lingering societal attitudes that narratives for young readers are unworthy of serious political study by examining a variety of texts that offer information, ideology, and even instructions on how to raise kids right, not just figuratively but politically
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-225) and index
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Subject Children's literature, American -- History and criticism.
Conservatism and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Conservatism and literature -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Conservatism -- United States.
Politics and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Politics and literature -- United States -- History -- 21st century.
Right and left (Political science) in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0813549957 (electronic bk.)
9780813549958 (electronic bk.)