The nation in children's literature : nations of childhood

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The nation in children's literature : nations of childhood

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dc.contributor.editor Kelen, Kit
dc.contributor.editor Sundmark, Björn
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-19T13:14:08Z
dc.date.available 2012-12-19T13:14:08Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 9780415624794 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/14662
dc.description.abstract This book explores the meaning of nation or nationalism in children’s literature and how it constructs and represents different national experiences. The contributors discuss diverse aspects of children’s literature and film from interdisciplinary and multicultural approaches, ranging from the short story and novel to science fiction and fantasy from a range of locations including Canada, Australia, Taiwan, Norway, America, Italy, Great Britain, Iceland, Africa, Japan, South Korea, India, Sweden and Greece. The emergence of modern nation-states can be seen as coinciding with the historical rise of children’s literature, while stateless or diasporic nations have frequently formulated their national consciousness and experience through children’s literature, both instructing children as future citizens and highlighting how ideas of childhood inform the discourses of nation and citizenship. Because nation and childhood are so intimately connected, it is crucial for critics and scholars to shed light on how children’s literatures have constructed and represented historically different national experiences. At the same time, given the massive political and demographic changes in the world since the nineteenth century and the formation of nation states, it is also crucial to evaluate how the national has been challenged by changing national languages through globalization, international commerce, and the rise of English. This book discusses how the idea of childhood pervades the rhetoric of nation and citizenship, and how children and childhood are represented across the globe through literature and film. en_US
dc.format.extent 296
dc.language.iso swe en_US
dc.publisher Routledge en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Children's literature and culture;88
dc.subject children's literature en_US
dc.subject nation en_US
dc.subject nationalism en_US
dc.subject imagined communities en_US
dc.subject.classification Humanities/Social Sciences en_US
dc.title The nation in children's literature : nations of childhood en_US
dc.type Book en_US
dc.identifier.paperprint 0 en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Education and Society en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Culture, Languages and Media (KSM) en_US
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION en_US
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