In this historical study, Anne Lundin explores how the garden of children's classics took root through the agency of two cultural institutions - the children's library and the academy. How did the fledgling children's librarian profession of the late 19Ysuperscript th" century and the fledgling children's literature professorate of the late 20Ysuperscript th" century construct a privileged landscape of literature for children that continues today? What were the political uses of such cultivated space in cultural validation?
The volume explores the institutional investment of librarians and scholars in canon formation. While children's library history is a longer trail of professional practice, the history of children's literature scholarship converges along a similar path in contemporary children's literature. Beyond library walls and ivory towers is the reader, the maker of meaning in which texts of books are texts of lives.
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Series: Children's Literature and Culture
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: 2nd September 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24 x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1