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Titre : American Children s Literature and the ...
Éditeur : Cengage Gale, United States
Date d'édition : 1998
Reliure : Hardback
Etat du livre : New
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Of the many ways cultures have to socialize the young, western cultures have relied heavily on books to transmit certain social values and to cast aspersions on others. In her new study, American Children s Literature and the Construction of Childhood, author Gail S. Murray argues that the meaning of childhood is socially constructed and that its meaning has changed over time. Of course, society has never spoken with one voice but in almost every era, a dominant culture has prevailed. Books written for children reveal this dominant culture, reflect its behavioral standard, and reinforce its expectations. Covering the entire history of American children s literature, from The New England Primer to the works of authors like Dr. Seuss and Maurice Sendak, Murray explores the messages behind the stories, and what these messages reveal about the society that conveyed them. N° de réf. du libraire FLT9780805741070
Synopsis : Examines an array of American children's literature, discussing what the messages in the stories reveal about society.
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