New world orders in contemporary children's literature : utopian transformations

Bradford, Clare, Mallan, K., Stephens, J. and McCallum, R. 2008, New world orders in contemporary children's literature : utopian transformations, Palgrave Macmillan, New York, United States.

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Title New world orders in contemporary children's literature : utopian transformations
Author(s) Bradford, ClareORCID iD for Bradford, Clare
Mallan, K.
Stephens, J.
McCallum, R.
Publication date 2008
Total pages vi, 207
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Place of Publication New York, United States
Keyword(s) Children's stories, English -- History and criticism.
Utopias in literature.
Utopias in motion pictures.
Children -- Books and reading -- English-speaking countries.
Summary "New World Orders shows how texts for children and young people have responded to the cultural, economic, and political movements of the last 15 years. With a focus on international children's text produced between 1988 and 2006, the authors discuss how utopian and dystopian tropes are pressed into service to project possible futures to child readers. The book considers what these texts have to say about globalisation, neocolonialism, environmental issues, pressures on families and communities, and the idea of the posthuman."--BOOK JACKET.
Notes Contents: 1. A New World Order or a New Dark Age? -- 2. Children's Texts, New World Orders and Transformative Possibilities -- 3. Masters, Slaves, and Entrepreneurs: Globalised Utopias and New World Order(ing)s -- 4. The Lure of the Lost Paradise: Postcolonial Utopias -- 5. Reweaving Nature and Culture: Reading Ecocritically -- 6. 'Radiant with Possibility': Communities and Utopianism -- 7. Ties that Bind: Reconceptualising Home and Family --8. The Struggle to be Human in a Posthuman World -- Conclusion: The Future: What are Our Prospects?
ISBN 9780230020054
Language eng
Field of Research 200599 Literary Studies not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category A1 Books - authored - research
HERDC collection year 2008
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