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- Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 64.99
This volume looks at the life of activist Jane Addams and examines the books that have received an award bestowed in her name. An advocate for reforms in child labor, sanitation, and other issues, Addams and her accomplishments serve as a focal point of this study, which looks at how social justice has been represented in children?s literature over... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95
Into the Closet examines the representation of cross-dressing in a wide variety of children?s fiction, ranging from picture books and junior fiction to teen films and novels for young adults. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the different types of cross-dressing found in children?s narratives, raising a number of significant issues relating... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 138.00
In this book Honeyman looks at manifestations of youth agency (and representations of agency produced for youth) as depicted in fairy tales, childlore and folk literature, investigating the dynamic of ideological manipulation and independent resistance as it can be read or expressed in bodies, first through social puppetry and then through coercive... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 448.00
The International Companion Encyclopedia answers these questions and provides comprehensive coverage of children's literature from a wide range of perspectives. Over 80 substantial essays by world experts include Iona Opie on the oral tradition, Gillian Avery on family stories and Michael Rosen on audio, TV and other media. The Companion covers... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 19.95
Taking Picture Books Seriously: What can we learn about philosophy through children's books? This warm and charming volume casts a spell on adult readers as it unveils the surprisingly profound philosophical wisdom contained in children's picture books, from Dr Seuss's Sneetches to William Steig's Shrek! . With a light touch and good humor, Wartenberg... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00
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... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 2012; US$ 143.00
Postcolonial Polysystems: The Production and Reception of Translated Children?s Literature in South Africa is an original and provocative contribution to the field of children?s literature research and translation studies. It draws on a variety of methodologies to provide a perspective, both product- and process-oriented, on the ways in which translation... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 520.00
Children's literature continues to be one of the most rapidly expanding and exciting of interdisciplinary academic studies, of interest to anyone concerned with literature, education, internationalism, childhood or culture in general. The second edition of Peter Hunt's bestselling International Companion Encyclopedia of Children's Literature offers... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 39.95
From the villainous beast of ?Little Red Riding Hood? and ?The Three Little Pigs,? to the nurturing wolves of Romulus and Remus and Rudyard Kipling?s The Jungle Book , the wolf has long been a part of the landscape of children?s literature. Meanwhile, since the 1960s and the popularization of scientific research on these animals, children?s books... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 134.00
Critical Approaches to Food in Children?s Literature is the first scholarly volume on the topic, connecting children's literature to the burgeoning discipline of food studies. Following the lead of historians like Mark Kurlansky, Jeffrey Pilcher and Massimo Montanari, who use food as a fundamental node for understanding history, the essays in this... more...