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Children's Literature and Culture

Series Editor: Philip Nel

Founded by Jack Zipes in 1994, Children's Literature and Culture is the longest-running series devoted to the study of children’s literature and culture from a national and international perspective. Dedicated to promoting original research in children’s literature and children’s culture, in 2011 the series expanded its focus to include childhood studies, and it seeks to explore the legal, historical, and philosophical conditions of different childhoods. An advocate for scholarship from around the globe, the series recognizes innovation and encourages interdisciplinarity. Children's Literature and Culture offers cutting-edge, upper-level scholarly studies and edited collections considering topics such as gender, race, picturebooks, childhood, nation, religion, technology, and many others. Titles are characterized by dynamic interventions into established subjects and innovative studies on emerging topics.

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31-40 of 104 results in Children's Literature and Culture
  1. Soon Come Home to This Island

    West Indians in British Children's Literature

    By Karen Sands-O'Connor

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Soon Come Home to This Island traces the representation of West Indian characters in British children's literature from 1700 to today. This book challenges traditional notions of British children's literature as mono-cultural by illuminating the contributions of colonial and postcolonial-era Black...

    Published October 10th 2012 by Routledge

  2. Sparing the Child

    Grief and the Unspeakable in Youth Literature about Nazism and the Holocaust

    By Hamida Bosmajian

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Bosmajian explores children's texts that have either a Holocaust survivor or a former member of the Hitler Youth as a protagonist....

    Published September 25th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Brown Gold

    Milestones of African American Children's Picture Books, 1845-2002

    By Michelle Martin

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Brown Gold is a compelling history and analysis of African-American children's picturebooks from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. At the turn of the nineteenth century, good children's books about black life were hard to find — if, indeed, young black readers and their parents could even...

    Published September 25th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Subjectivity in Asian Children’s Literature and Film

    Global Theories and Implications

    Edited by John Stephens

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This volume establishes a dialogue between East and West in children’s literature scholarship. In all cultures, children’s literature shows a concern to depict identity and individual development, so that character and theme pivot on questions of agency and the circumstances that frame an...

    Published September 17th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Constructing the Canon of Children's Literature

    Beyond Library Walls and Ivory Towers

    By Anne Lundin

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    In this pioneering historical study, Anne Lundin argues that schools, libraries, professional organizations, and the media together create and influence the constantly changing canon of children's literature. Lundin examines the circumstances out of which the canon emerges, and its effect on the...

    Published September 10th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Voices of the Other

    Children's Literature and the Postcolonial Context

    By Roderick McGillis

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This book offers a variety of approaches to children's literature from a postcolonial perspective that includes discussions of cultural appropriation, race theory, pedagogy as a colonialist activity, and multiculturalism.The eighteen essays divide into three sections: Theory, Colonialism,...

    Published September 10th 2012 by Routledge

  7. The Outside Child, In and Out of the Book

    By Christine Wilkie-Stibbs

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    The Outside Child, In and Out of the Book is situated at the intersection between children’s literature studies and childhood studies. In this provocative book, Christine Wilkie-Stibbs juxtaposes the narratives of literary and actual children/young adults to explore how Western culture has imagined...

    Published September 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  8. Children's Culture and the Avant-Garde

    Painting in Paris, 1890-1915

    By Marilynn Olson

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This volume explores the mutual influences between children’s literature and the avant-garde. Olson places particular focus on fin-de-siècle Paris, where the Avant-garde was not unified in thought and there was room for modernism to overlap with children’s literature and culture in the Golden Age....

    Published August 25th 2012 by Routledge

  9. The Making of the Modern Child

    Children's Literature in the Late Eighteenth Century

    By Andrew O'Malley

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    This book explores how the concept of childhood in the late 18th century was constructed through the ideological work performed by children's literature, as well as pedagogical writing and medical literature of the era. Andrew O'Malley ties the evolution of the idea of "the child" to the...

    Published June 21st 2012 by Routledge

  10. Colonial India in Children’s Literature

    By Supriya Goswami

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    Colonial India in Children’s Literature is the first book-length study to explore the intersections of children’s literature and defining historical moments in colonial India. Engaging with important theoretical and critical literature that deals with colonialism, hegemony, and marginalization in...

    Published June 18th 2012 by Routledge