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Children in Culture : Approaches to Childhood - Karin Lesnik-Oberstein

Children in Culture

Approaches to Childhood

By: Karin Lesnik-Oberstein (Editor)

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Published: 7th September 1998
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Children in Culture is one of the first fully multi- and interdisciplinary collections of essays on theoretical approaches to childhood and formulates and presents new and exciting ideas about the construction of childhood as a cultural identity. The ten original chapters have been written especially for this volume by some of the most eminent writers on childhood in their fields: psychology (Valerie Walkerdine; Rex and Wendy Stainton Rogers), history (Jenny Bourne Taylor; Kimberly Reynolds; Paul Yates), critical theory (Erica Burman), literary criticism (Margarida Morgado; Sara Thornton), children's literature criticism (Karin Lesnik-Oberstein; Stephen Thomson), and film and drama theory (Joe Kelleher).

"...the type of constructivist approach assumed by the authors varies considerably from chapter to chapter, making this interdisciplinary discussion of childhood a sound testament against disciplinary isolation." - Choice

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Notes on the Contributorsp. xi
Childhood and Textuality: Culture, History, Literaturep. 1
Face to Face with Terror: Children in Filmp. 29
The Pedagogics of Post/Modernity: the Address to the Child as Political Subject and Objectp. 55
Between Atavism and Altruism: the Child on the Threshold in Victorian Psychology and Edwardian Children's Fictionp. 89
The Vanity of Childhood: Constructing, Deconstructing, and Destroying the Child in the Novel of the 1840sp. 122
Too Soon: Representations of Childhood Death in Literature for Childrenp. 151
Word Childrenp. 178
The Season of Play: Constructions of the Child in the English Novelp. 204
Children in Cyberspace: A New Frontierp. 231
Substitute Communities, Authentic Voices: the Organic Writing of the Childp. 248
Indexp. 274
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ISBN: 9780333711484
ISBN-10: 0333711483
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 7th September 1998
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1