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Title Politics and ideology in children's literature / Áine McGillicuddy & Marian Thérèse Keyes, editors
Published Dublin, Ireland Four Courts Press, [2014]


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Description 191 pages ; 24 cm
Series Studies in children's literature
Studies in children's literature (Dublin, Ireland)
Contents Part One: Ideology and Subversion -- Little tweaks and fundamental changes: two aspects of socio-political transformation in children's literature / Clémentine Beauvais -- Ecocriticism, ecopedagogy and the life and works of Beatrix Potter / Eithne O'Connell -- 'Creaturely life' : biopolitical intensity in selected children's fables /Victoria de Rijke - 'That imprudent Old Person of Chili' : individual and They in Edward Lear's limericks / Olga Springer -- Part Two: Utopias and Dystopias -- 'Don't let the fire go out' : echoes of the past, aspirations for the future in the teenage novels of Eilís Dillon / Anne Marie Herron -- Recovery of origins : identity and ideology in the work of O.R. Melling / Ciara Ní Bhroin -- Distant districts and dark days : national identity in The hunger games / Susan Shau Ming Tan -- Part Three: Experiences of War and Exile -- 'You are the hope of the world!' : the figure of the child in First World War children's literature / Elizabeth A. Galway -- 'A noi! : the emergence of the gallant Fascist in Italian children's literature of the inter-war period / Jessica D'Eath -- Out of the Hitler time : growing up in exile / Áine McGillicuddy -- Part Four: Gender Politics -- Paratexts and gender politics : a study of selected works by Anna Maria Fielding Hall / Marian Thérèse Keyes -- Young women dealing with abuse : Catherine Breillat's cinematic perspective on Bluebeard / Brigitte Le Juez -- Sexual violence and rape myths in contemporary young adult fiction / Marion Rana
Summary This volume examines how children's books retain the ability to transform, activate, indoctrinate or empower their readers. From utopian and dystopian voices to children's literature written in response to war situations to critiques of misogynistic assumptions that normalize or eroticize violence, these essays demonstrate the potential of children's literature to radically challenge cultural norms
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Children's literature -- Political aspects.
Ideology in literature.
Politics in literature.
Author Keyes, Marian Thérèse, editor of compilation
McGillicuddy, Áine, 1970- editor of compilation
LC no. 2014501562
ISBN 9781846825262 (hbk.)