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Title Contemporary dystopian fiction for young adults : brave new teenagers / edited by Balaka Basu, Katherine R. Broad, Carrie Hintz
Published New York : Routledge, 2013


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 W'PONDS  809.99283 B3277/C  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 214 pages ; 23 cm
Series Children's Literature and Culture ; 93
Children's literature and culture ; 93
Contents Contents note continued: ch. 7 "The Dandelion in the Spring": Utopia as Romance in Suzanne Collins's The Hunger Games Trilogy / Katherine R. Broad -- ch. 8 The Future Is Pale: Race in Contemporary Young Adult Dystopian Novels / Mary J. Couzelis -- ch. 9 Technology and Models of Literacy in Young Adult Dystopian Fiction / Kristi Mcduffie -- pt. IV Biotechnologies of the Self: Humanity in a Posthuman Age -- ch. 10 Dystopian Sacrifice, Scapegoats, and Neal Shusterman's Unwind / Susan Louise Stewart -- ch. 11 The Soul of the Clone: Coming of Age as a Posthuman in Nancy Farmer's The House of the Scorpion / Erin T. Newcomb -- ch. 12 Parables for the Postmodern, Post-9/11, and Posthuman World: Carrie Ryan's Forest of Hands and Teeth Books, M.T. Anderson's Feed, and Mary E. Pearson's The Adoration of Jenna Fox / Thomas J. Morrissey
Machine generated contents note: pt. I Freedom and Constraint: Adolescent Liberty and Self-Determination -- ch. 1 What Faction Are You In? The Pleasure of Being Sorted in Veronica Roth's Divergent / Balaka Basu -- ch. 2 Coming of Age in Dystopia: Reading Genre in Holly Black's Curse Workers Series / Emily Lauer -- ch. 3 Embodying the Postmetropolis in Catherine Fisher's Incarceron and Sapphique / Carissa Turner Smith -- pt. II Society and Environment: Building a Better World -- ch. 4 Hope in Dark Times: Climate Change and the World Risk Society in Saci Lloyd's The Carbon Diaries 2015 and 2017 / Alexa Weik Von Mossner -- ch. 5 Educating Desire, Choosing Justice? Susan Beth Pfeffer's Last Survivors Series and Julie Bertagna's Exodus / Claire P. Curtis -- ch. 6 On the Brink: The Role of Young Adult Culture in Environmental Degradation / Elaine Ostry -- pt. III Radical or Conservative? Polemics of the Future --
Summary From the jaded, wired teenagers of M.T. Anderson's 'Feed' to the spirited young rebels of Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games trilogy, the protagonists of Young Adult dystopias are introducing a new generation of readers to the pleasures and challenges of dystopian imaginings. As the dark universes of YA dystopias continue to flood the market,Contemporary Dystopian Fiction for Young Adults: Brave New Teenagers offers a critical evaluation of the literary and political potentials of this widespread publishing phenomenon. With its capacity to frighten and warn, dystopian writing powerfully engages with our pressing global concerns: liberty and self-determination, environmental destruction and looming catastrophe, questions of identity and justice, and the increasingly fragile boundaries between technology and the self. When directed at young readers, these dystopian warnings are distilled into exciting adventures with gripping plots and accessible messages that may have the potential to motivate a generation on the cusp of adulthood. This collection enacts a lively debate about the goals and efficacy of YA dystopias, with three major areas of contention: do these texts reinscribe an old didacticism or offer an exciting new frontier in children's literature? Do their political critiques represent conservative or radical ideologies? And finally, are these novels high-minded attempts to educate the young or simply bids to cash in on a formula for commercial success? This collection represents a prismatic and evolving understanding of the genre, illuminating its relevance to children's literature and our wider culture
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also available in print
Subject Dystopias in literature.
Postmodernism (Literature)
Young adult fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Young adult fiction, American -- History and criticism -- 21st century.
Young adult fiction, American -- 21st century -- History and criticism.
Author Basu, Balaka, editor of compilation
Broad, Katherine R., editor of compilation
Hintz, Carrie, 1970- editor of compilation
LC no. 2012048128
ISBN 9780415636933 (hardback : alk. paper)