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Girls' Series Fiction and American Popular Culture

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ISBN : 1498517641
Pages : 352 pages
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Download Free Girls' Series Fiction and American Popular Culture PDF by LuElla D'Amico Full Book and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2016-03-01 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection explores the influence of girls’ series books on popular American culture and girls’ everyday experiences. It explores the cultural work that the series genre performs, contemplating the books’ messages about subjects including race, gender, and education, and examines girl fiction within a variety of disciplinary contexts.


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Representing Agency in Popular Culture

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ISBN : 1498574955
Pages : 350 pages
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Download Free Representing Agency in Popular Culture PDF by Ingrid E. Castro Full Book and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2018-12-20 with total page 350 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Representing Agency in Popular Culture addresses the intersection of child and youth agency and popular culture. Here, scholars expand understandings of agency, power, and voice in children’s lives, identifying popular culture as an important source of inspiration and inquiry within the future of childhood studies.


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The Spatial Dynamics of Juvenile Series Literature

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Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN : 1527561968
Pages : 206 pages
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Download Free The Spatial Dynamics of Juvenile Series Literature PDF by Michael G. Cornelius Full Book and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2020-11-11 with total page 206 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Where we come from, where we are, where we have been, and where we are going all have a huge impact on who we are. Theories of space and place also hold that the converse is equally true—that we have an impact on those spaces and places we inhabit or dwell within. We make space: our agencies, our cultures, our beliefs and values and understandings shape the macro- and micro-environments around us. Just as much, however, those places we inhabit shape us, causing us to adapt ourselves to them. Children exist in spaces that are crafted for them by adults—by parents, by school administrators and teachers—and, as such, their impact on space can be somewhat limited. Space is made for them, but certainly not to their own specifications or liking. In children’s literature, spaces are often seen as noteworthy markers of a child’s progression toward adulthood, whether the space is Laura Ingalls’ little house or Harry Potter’s Hogwarts. For these characters, movement through space is about growth and change, about accepting the inevitability of growing up and the responsibility of the adulthood, whether that be marriage and motherhood or vanquishing the most evil wizard of all time. However, what about juvenile series books, whose central protagonists generally never grow or change? The central character of these series—usually a flat, unchanging trope more than a fully realized, fleshed-out, dynamic figure—is a static creation. Though characters like Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys frequently move through different geographies, they never change as characters. In fact, one could argue that the only dynamic that ever experiences any alteration in a series like Nancy Drew is setting. Surely there is something significant about the relationship of series books to those spaces their protagonists inhabit? This collection explores that relationship, the dynamics between the controlled spaces of childhood and the variable spaces of juvenile series literature. It shows that the unchanging series book characters demonstrate that their impact on space is far greater than its impact ever is on them, reflecting an exercise in spatial authority that most children and even children’s book heroes never quite experience.


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Posthumanist Readings in Dystopian Young Adult Fiction

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ISBN : 1498573363
Pages : 146 pages
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Download Free Posthumanist Readings in Dystopian Young Adult Fiction PDF by Jennifer Harrison Full Book and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2019-04-29 with total page 146 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the deployment of posthumanist ideology in young adult dystopian fiction. It applies this theory to the presentation of social issues in select novels.


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Tweencom Girls

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ISBN : 1498550592
Pages : 230 pages
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Download Free Tweencom Girls PDF by Patrice A. Oppliger Full Book and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2018-12-17 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book looks at the portrayals of girls on Disney and Nickelodeon tweencoms. It covers character tropes like main girls, mean girls, cheerleaders, and adults as well as special topics such as popularity, friendships, and girl power.


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Child and Youth Agency in Science Fiction

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ISBN : 1498597394
Pages : 314 pages
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Download Free Child and Youth Agency in Science Fiction PDF by Ingrid E. Castro Full Book and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2019-10-15 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection merges representations of children and youth in various science fiction texts with childhood studies theories and debates. Set in the past, present, and future, science fiction landscapes and technologies sometimes constrain, but often expand, agentic expression, movement, and collaboration.


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Girls in Contemporary Vampire Fiction

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Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN : 3030717445
Pages : 277 pages
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Download Free Girls in Contemporary Vampire Fiction PDF by Agnieszka Stasiewicz-Bieńkowska Full Book and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021-05-08 with total page 277 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the narratives of girlhood in contemporary YA vampire fiction, bringing into the spotlight the genre’s radical, ambivalent, and contradictory visions of young femininity. Agnieszka Stasiewicz-Bieńkowska considers less-explored popular vampire series for girls, particularly those by P.C. and Kristin Cast and Richelle Mead, tracing the ways in which they engage in larger cultural conversations on girlhood in the Western world. Mapping the interactions between girl and vampire corporealities, delving into the unconventional tales of vampire romance and girl sexual expressions, examining the narratives of women and violence, and venturing into the uncanny vampire classroom to unmask its critique of present-day schooling, the volume offers a new perspective on the vampire genre and an engaging insight into the complexities of growing up a girl.


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In Fashion: Culture, Commerce, Craft, and Identity

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Publisher : BRILL
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ISBN : 9004446591
Pages : 392 pages
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Download Free In Fashion: Culture, Commerce, Craft, and Identity PDF by Full Book and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2022-01-10 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For the international cast of contributors to this volume being “in fashion” is about self-presentation; defining how fashion is presented in the visual, written, and performing arts; and about design, craft manufacturing, packaging, marketing, and archives.


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Childhood, Agency, and Fantasy

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ISBN : 1498594301
Pages : 288 pages
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Download Free Childhood, Agency, and Fantasy PDF by Ingrid E. Castro Full Book and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2020-12-31 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Joining the emergent interdisciplinary investment in bridging the social sciences and the humanities, Childhood, Agency, and Fantasy: Walking in Other Worlds explores linkages between children’s agency and fantasy. Fantasy as an integral aspect of childhood and as a genre allows for children’s spectacular dreams and hopeful realities. Friendship, family, identity, loyalty, belongingness, citizenry, and emotionality are central concepts explored in chapters that are anchored by humanities texts of television, film, and literature, but also by social science qualitative methods of participant observation and interviews. Fantasy has the capacity to be a revolutionary change agent that in its modernity can creatively reflect, critique, or reimagine the social, political, and cultural norms of our world. Such promise is also found to be true of children’s agency, wherein children’s beings and becomings, rooted in childhood’s freedoms and constraints, result in a range of outcomes. In the endeavor to broaden theory and research on children’s agency, fantasy becomes a point of possibility with its expanding subjectivities, far-reaching terrain, and spirit of adventure.


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Vigilante Feminists and Agents of Destiny

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ISBN : 1793630615
Pages : 184 pages
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Download Free Vigilante Feminists and Agents of Destiny PDF by Laura Mattoon D'Amore Full Book and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2021-04-15 with total page 184 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book tracks the vigilante feminist teenage super/heroine in comics and YA literature, a character who acts as a vigilante on behalf of the protection of girls and women. It traces the trajectory of super/heroines who experience violent trauma and are subsequently empowered by use of violence to reclaim control over their lives and bodies.


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The Sidekick Comes of Age

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Publisher : Lexington Books
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ISBN : 1498586805
Pages : 180 pages
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Download Free The Sidekick Comes of Age PDF by Stephen M. Zimmerly Full Book and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2019-04-15 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Literary sidekicks like Dr. Watson and Robin the Boy Wonder have not been the singular subject of a significant critical study—until now. Using young adult literature (YA) to study the sidekick reveals new and exciting ways to understand these kinds of characters and this kind of literature. YA has embraced the sidekick, recognizing the way the character reflects the importance of growth and finding one’s place in the world. The nature of many YA texts allows sidekicks to grow beyond literary or historical origins. This includes letting sidekicks “evolve” over the course of multiple texts, using parallel novels to add complexity to a sidekick’s characterization, and telling a story from the sidekick’s perspective, paradoxically making the sidekick the hero. A singularly focused and prolonged study helps to establish sidekick scholarship as a burgeoning field in and of itself.


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Female Adolescent Sexuality in the United States, 1850–1965

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ISBN : 1498570186
Pages : 390 pages
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Download Free Female Adolescent Sexuality in the United States, 1850–1965 PDF by Ann Kordas Full Book and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2019-04-26 with total page 390 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines the history of female adolescent sexuality in the United States from the middle of the nineteenth century until the beginning of the 1960s. The book analyzes both adult perceptions of female adolescent sexuality and the experiences of female adolescents themselves. It examines what girls knew (or thought they knew) about sex at different points in time, girls’ sexual experiences, girls' ideas about love and romance, female adolescent beauty culture, and the influence of popular culture on female adolescent sexuality. It also examines the ways in which adults responded to female adolescent sexuality and the efforts of adults to either control or encourage girls' interest in sexual topics, dating, girls’ participation in beauty culture, and their education on sexual topics. The book describes a trajectory along which female adolescents went from being perceived as inherently innocent and essentially asexual to being regarded (and feared) as primarily sexual in nature.


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The Feeling Child

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ISBN : 1498574416
Pages : 192 pages
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Download Free The Feeling Child PDF by Philippa Page Full Book and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2018-11-15 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This edited volume, working within the specific frame of the ‘affective turn’ in the study of contemporary sociocultural settings across Latin America, compiles a series of essays on children's presence in selected Latin American literary and cinematic expressions.


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The Rhetorical Power of Children's Literature

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Publisher : Lexington Books
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ISBN : 1498543308
Pages : 192 pages
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Download Free The Rhetorical Power of Children's Literature PDF by John H. Saunders Full Book and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2016-12-21 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Rhetorical Power of Children's Literature is an edited volume with contributions from established and new scholars of rhetoric offering case studies that analyze a full array of genres in children’s literature from picture books to young adult novels. Collectively, this volume’s contributions interrogate how children’s literature is a powerful yet under examined space of rhetorical discourse that influences one of the most vulnerable segments of our population. This book is singularly unique given that it will be the first collection of essays on children’s literature from the distinct perspective of the field of Communication. Beyond topical novelty, the contributors utilize a range of scholarly methods to analyze instances of the rhetoric of children’s literature. Consequently, essays in this volume may be read for both their specific topical content and as exemplars for multiple methodological approaches to the study of the rhetoric of children’s literature. Collectively, the contributors set out to contribute to our knowledge of how instances of children’s literature operate as rhetorical discourses. The volume is organized by case studies approached through critical, rhetorical lenses that analyze specific instances of children’s literature from two distinct stages of children’s developmental reading experiences including pre/early literacy and fluent reading. Structurally, the book includes eight content chapters divided evenly with four chapters analyzing books for young children and four chapters analyzing books targeting audiences from late-childhood to adolescence. An overview of each content chapter accompanies this proposal. is an edited volume with contributions from established and new scholars of rhetoric offering case studies that analyze a full array of genres in children’s literature from picture books to young adult novels. Collectively, this volume’s contributions interrogate how children’s literature is a powerful yet under examined space of rhetorical discourse that influences one of the most vulnerable segments of our population. This book is singularly unique given that it will be the first collection of essays on children’s literature from the distinct perspective of the field of Communication. Beyond topical novelty, the contributors utilize a range of scholarly methods to analyze instances of the rhetoric of children’s literature. Consequently, essays in this volume may be read for both their specific topical content and as exemplars for multiple methodological approaches to the study of the rhetoric of children’s literature. Collectively, the contributors set out to contribute to our knowledge of how instances of children’s literature operate as rhetorical discourses. The volume is organized by case studies approached through critical, rhetorical lenses that analyze specific instances of children’s literature from two distinct stages of children’s developmental reading experiences including pre/early literacy and fluent reading. Structurally, the book includes eight content chapters divided evenly with four chapters analyzing books for young children and four chapters analyzing books targeting audiences from late-childhood to adolescence. An overview of each content chapter accompanies this proposal.


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Reading Transatlantic Girlhood in the Long Nineteenth Century

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1000071707
Pages : 264 pages
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Download Free Reading Transatlantic Girlhood in the Long Nineteenth Century PDF by Robin L. Cadwallader Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-06-02 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection is the first of its kind to interrogate both literal and metaphorical transatlantic exchanges of culture and ideas in nineteenth-century girls’ fiction. As such, it initiates conversations about how the motif of travel in literature taught nineteenth-century girl audiences to reexamine their own cultural biases by offering a fresh perspective on literature that is often studied primarily within a national context. Women and children in nineteenth-century America are often described as being tied to the home and the domestic sphere, but this collection challenges this categorization and shows that girls in particular were often expected to go abroad and to learn new cultural frames in order to enter the realm of adulthood; those who could not afford to go abroad literally could do so through the stories that traveled to them from other lands or the stories they read of others’ travels. Via transatlantic exchange, then, authors, readers, and the characters in the texts covered in this collection confront the idea of what constitutes the self. Books examined in this volume include Adelaide Trafton’s An American Girl Abroad (1872), Johanna Spyri’s Heidi (1881), and Elizabeth W. Champney’s eleven-book Vassar Girl Series (1883-92), among others.


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Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers and Theologies of the Afterlife

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ISBN : 1000407292
Pages : 244 pages
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Download Free Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers and Theologies of the Afterlife PDF by Jennifer McFarlane-Harris Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-07-13 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection analyzes the theme of the "afterlife" as it animated nineteenth-century American women’s theology-making and appeals for social justice. Authors like Harriet Beecher Stowe, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Martha Finley, Jarena Lee, Maria Stewart, Zilpha Elaw, Rebecca Cox Jackson, Catherine Maria Sedgwick, Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, Belinda Marden Pratt, and others wrote to have a voice in the moral debates that were consuming churches and national politics. These texts are expressions of the lives and dynamic minds of women who developed sophisticated, systematic spiritual and textual approaches to the divine, to their denominations or religious traditions, and to the mainstream culture around them. Women do not simply live out theologies authored by men. Rather, Nineteenth-Century American Women Writers and Theologies of the Afterlife: A Step Closer to Heaven is grounded in the radical notion that the theological principles crafted by women and derived from women’s experiences, intellectual habits, and organizational capabilities are foundational to American literature itself.


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The Child in World Cinema

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ISBN : 1498563813
Pages : 518 pages
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Download Free The Child in World Cinema PDF by Debbie Olson Full Book and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2018-02-19 with total page 518 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume offers compelling analyses of children and childhood in non-Western films.