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Radical Children's Literature: Future Visions and Aesthetic Transformations in Juvenile Fiction
Radical Children's Literature reappraises the place of children's literature in culture, showing it to be a creative space where writers and illustrators try out new ideas - about books, society, and the possibilities for narrative in an age of instant communication and multi-media. It looks at the stories young people are given about the world and themselves, and how thes ...more
Hardcover, 248 pages
Published May 15th 2007 by Palgrave Macmillan
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Reynolds argues that previous studies of children’s literature have not focused on the potential for children’s texts to be radical, to “contributes to the social and aesthetic transformation of culture by, for instance, encouraging readers to approach ideas, issues, and objects from new perspectives and so prepare the way for change” (1). In her introduction, she lays out her differences with Jacqueline Rose and with Juliet Dusinberre (Alice to the Lighthouse: Children’s Books and Radical Exper ...more