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Where girls rule by magic: metaphors of agency

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posted on 2017-01-01, 00:00 authored by Clare BradfordClare Bradford
This essay examines the role played by narratives of magic in constructing girls' power and agency. It argues that fantasy fiction involving girls who possess magical powers is coloured by the anxieties of contemporary societies about girls who demand and expect autonomy in the real world.

History

Chapter number

8

Pagination

107-119

ISBN-13

978-1-138-93164-0

Language

eng

Publication classification

B1 Book chapter

Copyright notice

2017, Taylor & Francis

Extent

15

Editor/Contributor(s)

Kelen C, Sundmark B

Publisher

Routledge

Place of publication

New York, N.Y.

Title of book

Child autonomy and child governance in children's literature: where children rule

Series

Children's literature and culture