Children's Literature and Social Change: Some Case Studies from Barbara Hofland to Philip Pullman (BOK)

Dennis Butts

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While there are many books about children's literature, few discuss it within its social context or investigate the ways writers reflect or react to change in society. Dennis Butts explores how shifting attitudes and historical upheavals from the 1840s onwards affected and continue to affect books written for younger audiences. Spanning from the industrial revolution to the sexual revolution, this title tells about the impact these external events have had on writers as diverse as moral storyteller Barbara Hofland and the controversial Melvin Burgess. G.A. Henty, Robert Louis Stevenson and even Philip Pullman are included in the discussion, as Butts identifies commonalities between books of the past and present, arguing that trends shown in most of the early children's literature are being displayed again now, albeit in a more subtle manner. This book will appeal to undergraduate students attending complementary courses in children's literature during their degree in English Literature or Cultural Studies. It will also be of use to postgraduate research students working in the field of Children's Literature. Twelve Innovative Case Studies. A serious attempt to examine the relationship between children's literature and its social, cultural, and political context.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2010 Forfatter Dennis Butts
James Clarke & Co Ltd
ISBN 9780718892081
Antall sider 210 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 1,3cm
Vekt 299 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Social & cultural history, Children’s & teenage literature studies