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Read and Download Michelle Ann Abate book Tomboys in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TTomboys. This book was released on 2008-06-28 with total page 328 pages. Book excerpt: Starting with the figure of the bold, boisterous girl in the mid-19th century and ending with the “girl power” movement of the 1990’s, Tomboys is the first full-length critical study of this gender-bending code of female conduct. Michelle Abate uncovers the origins, charts the trajectory, and traces the literary and cultural transformations that the concept of “tomboy” has undergone in the United States. Abate focuses on literature including Louisa May Alcott's Little Women and Carson McCullers's The Member of the Wedding and films such as Peter Bogdanovich's Paper Moon and Jon Avnet's Fried Green Tomatoes. She also draws onlesser-known texts like E.D.E.N. Southworth's once wildly popular 1859 novel The Hidden Hand, Cold War lesbian pulp fiction, and New Queer Cinema from the 1990s. Tomboys also explores the gender and sexual dynamics of tomboyism, and offers intriguing discussions of race and ethnicity's role in the construction of the enduring cultural archetype. Abate’s insightful analysis provides useful, thought-provoking connections between different literary works and eras. The result demystifies this cultural phenomenon and challenges readers to consider tomboys in a whole new light.

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Read and Download Michelle Ann Abate book The Big Smallness in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Big Smallness. This book was released on 2016-02-12 with total page 220 pages. Book excerpt: This book is the first full-length critical study to explore the rapidly growing cadre of amateur-authored, independently-published, and niche-market picture books that have been released during the opening decades of the twenty-first century. Emerging from a powerful combination of the ease and affordability of desktop publishing software; the promotional, marketing, and distribution possibilities allowed by the Internet; and the tremendous national divisiveness over contentious socio-political issues, these texts embody a shift in how narratives for young people are being creatively conceived, materially constructed, and socially consumed in the United States. Abate explores how titles such as My Parents Open Carry (about gun laws), It’s Just a Plant (about marijuana policy), and My Beautiful Mommy (about the plastic surgery industry) occupy important battle stations in ongoing partisan conflicts, while they are simultaneously changing the landscape of American children’s literature. The book demonstrates how texts like Little Zizi and Me Tarzan, You Jane mark the advent of not simply a new commercial strategy in texts for young readers; they embody a paradigm shift in the way that narratives are being conceived, constructed, and consumed. Niche market picture books can be seen as a telling barometer about public perceptions concerning children and the social construction of childhood, as well as the function of narratives for young readers in the twenty-first century. At the same time, these texts reveal compelling new insights about the complex interaction among American print culture, children’s reading practices, and consumer capitalism. Amateur-authored, self-published, and specialty-subject titles reveal the way in which children, childhood, and children’s literature are both highly political and heavily politicized in the United States. The book will be of interest to scholars and students in the fields of American Studies, children’s literature, childhood studies, popular culture, political science, microeconomics, psychology, advertising, book history, education, and gender studies.

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Read and Download Michelle Ann Abate book C.S. Lewis in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TC.S. Lewis. This book was released on 2012-11-01 with total page 232 pages. Book excerpt: Beginning with the publication of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in 1950 and concluding with the appearance of The Last Battle in 1956, C. S. Lewis's seven-book series chronicling the adventures of a group of young people in the fictional land of Narnia has become a worldwide classic of children's literature. This stimulating collection of original essays by critics in a wide range of disciplines explores the past place, present status, and future importance of The Chronicles of Narnia. With essays ranging in focus from textual analysis to film and new media adaptations, to implications of war/trauma and race and gender, this cutting-edge New Casebook encourages readers to think about this much-loved series in fresh and exciting ways.

Download Handmaids, Tributes, and Carers PDF
  • Release Date : 2018-12-21
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Genre : Performing Arts
  • Rating : 4.5/5 (275 Download)

Read and Download Myrna Santos book Handmaids, Tributes, and Carers in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THandmaids, Tributes, and Carers. This book was released on 2018-12-21 with total page 247 pages. Book excerpt: This book is a multi-disciplinary anthology about the role of female figures in dystopian narratives. Such female figures, from all stages of life, are often critical to these narratives, positing females as particularly powerful heroines or catalysts to action, especially in young adult manifestations, such as The Hunger Games and Divergent trilogies, among others. This book explores the totality of these rich and varied roles, from fiction to television to film. This collection will capture the interest of scholars and students in popular culture, literature, gender studies, and media, as well as fan readers and followers of genre fiction, television, and film.

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  • Release Date : 2013-10-31
  • Publisher : Intellect Books
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Rating : 4.9/5 (564 Download)

Read and Download B.J. Epstein book Are the Kids All Right? in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TAre the Kids All Right?. This book was released on 2013-10-31 with total page 274 pages. Book excerpt: Are the Kids All Right by B.J. Epstein is the first survey of English-language children’s literature that feature lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or otherwise queer characters. It explores how LGBTQ characters are portrayed and what this says about contemporary society. The author covers picture books, middle-grade books, young adult fiction and includes an annotated bibliography. Epstein explores why sex, sexuality and gender non-conformity is something that many writers and publishers of children’s and young adult lit appear to shy away from. She passionately demonstrates that the information children get from literature matters, and that so called ‘difficult’ topics can be communicated in entertaining and informative ways.

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Read and Download Kenneth B. Kidd book Theory for Beginners in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TTheory for Beginners. This book was released on 2020-11-03 with total page 224 pages. Book excerpt: Since its inception in the 1970s, the Philosophy for Children movement (P4C) has affirmed children’s literature as important philosophical work. Theory, meanwhile, has invested in children’s classics, especially Lewis Carroll’s Alice books, and has also developed a literature for beginners that resembles children’s literature in significant ways. Offering a novel take on this phenomenon, Theory for Beginners explores how philosophy and theory draw on children’s literature and have even come to resemble it in their strategies for cultivating the child and/or the beginner. Examining everything from the rise of French Theory in the United States to the crucial pedagogies offered in children’s picture books, from Alison Bechdel’s graphic memoir Are You My Mother? and Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events to studies of queer childhood, Kenneth B. Kidd deftly reveals the way in which children may learn from philosophy and vice versa.

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  • Release Date : 2020-08
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Read and Download Edward A Chamberlain book Imagining Latinx Intimacies in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TImagining Latinx Intimacies. This book was released on 2020-08 with total page 184 pages. Book excerpt: Imagining Latinx Intimacies addresses the ways that artists and writers resist the social forces of colonialism, displacement, and oppression through crafting incisive and inspiring responses to the problems that queer Latinx peoples encounter in both daily lives and representation such as art, film, poetry, popular culture, and stories. Instead of keeping quiet, queer Latinx artists and writers have spoken up as a way of challenging stereotypes, prejudice, and the lived experiences of estrangement and physical violence. Artistic thinkers such as Gloria Anzaldúa, Frances Negrón-Muntaner, and Rane Arroyo have challenged such socio-political problems by imagining intimate social and intellectual spaces that resist the status quo like homophobic norms, laws, and policies that hurt families and communities. Building on the intellectual thought of researchers such as Jorge Duany, Adriana de Souza e Silva, and José Esteban Muñoz, this book explains how the imagined spaces of Latinx LGBTQ peoples are blueprints for addressing our tumultuous present and creating a better future.--Alexandra Gonzenbach Perkins, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Texas State University

Download No Kids Allowed PDF

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Read and Download Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère book Cinderella across Cultures in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCinderella across Cultures. This book was released on 2016-06-01 with total page 440 pages. Book excerpt: The Cinderella story is retold continuously in literature, illustration, music, theatre, ballet, opera, film, and other media, and folklorists have recognized hundreds of distinct forms of Cinderella plots worldwide. The focus of this volume, however, is neither Cinderella as an item of folklore nor its alleged universal meaning. In Cinderella across Cultures, editors Martine Hennard Dutheil de la Rochère, Gillian Lathey, and Monika Wozniak analyze the Cinderella tale as a fascinating, multilayered, and ever-changing story constantly reinvented in different media and traditions. The collection highlights the tale’s reception and adaptation in cultural and national contexts across the globe, including those of Italy, France, Germany, Britain, the Netherlands, Poland, and Russia. Contributors shed new light on classic versions of Cinderella by examining the material contexts that shaped them (such as the development of glass artifacts and print techniques), or by analyzing their reception in popular culture (through cheap print and mass media). The first section, “Contextualizing Cinderella,” investigates the historical and cultural contexts of literary versions of the tale and their diachronic transformations. The second section, “Regendering Cinderella,” tackles innovative and daring literary rewritings of the tale in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, in particular modern feminist and queer takes on the classic plot. Finally, the third section, “Visualising Cinderella,” concerns symbolic transformations of the tale, especially the interaction between text and image and the renewal of the tale’s iconographic tradition. The volume offers an invaluable contribution to the study of this particular tale and also to fairy-tale studies overall. Readers interested in the visual arts, in translation studies, or in popular culture, as well as a wider audience wishing to discover the tale anew will delight in this collection.

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  • Release Date : 2012-10-15
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Genre : History
  • Rating : 4.1/5 (372 Download)

Read and Download H. Bauer book Queer 1950s in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TQueer 1950s. This book was released on 2012-10-15 with total page 209 pages. Book excerpt: Leading sexuality scholars explore queer lives and cultures in the first full post-war decade through an array of sources and a range of perspectives. Drawing out the particularities of queer cultures from the Finland and New Zealand to the UK and the USA, this collection rethinks preconceptions of the 1950s and pinpoints some of its legacies.

Download Charlie Brown's America PDF
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Genre : History
  • Rating : 4.1/5 (9 Download)

Read and Download Blake Scott Ball book Charlie Brown's America in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCharlie Brown's America. This book was released on 2021 with total page 256 pages. Book excerpt: "Charles Schulz's Peanuts was an unexpectedly political comic strip. While many people have come to identify Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Peppermint Patty, and Snoopy with childhood and innocence, Peanuts regularly commented on the politics and social turmoil of Cold War America. From nuclear testing to the Civil Rights Movement, from the Vietnam War to the feminist revolution, Peanuts was an unlikely medium for Americans of all stripes to debate the hopes and fears of the era. Charlie Brown's America is the story of how the creation of one midwestern man became one of the most influential pop culture properties of the twentieth century and what its popularity reveals about the character of the United States"--

Download Writing Shame PDF
  • Release Date : 2019-11-01
  • Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Rating : 4.4/5 (744 Download)

Read and Download Kaye Mitchell book Writing Shame in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TWriting Shame. This book was released on 2019-11-01 with total page 296 pages. Book excerpt: Through readings of an array of recent texts - literary and popular, fictional and autofictional, realist and experimental - this book maps out a contemporary, Western, shame culture

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  • Release Date : 2022-03-08
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Genre : Reference
  • Rating : 4.4/5 (968 Download)

Read and Download Nancy Pedri book A Concise Dictionary of Comics in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TA Concise Dictionary of Comics. This book was released on 2022-03-08 with total page 232 pages. Book excerpt: Written in straightforward, jargon-free language, A Concise Dictionary of Comics guides students, researchers, readers, and educators of all ages and at all levels of comics expertise. It provides them with a dictionary that doubles as a compendium of comics scholarship. A Concise Dictionary of Comics provides clear and informative definitions for each term. It includes twenty-five witty illustrations and pairs most defined terms with references to books, articles, book chapters, and other relevant critical sources. All references are dated and listed in an extensive, up-to-date bibliography of comics scholarship. Each term is also categorized according to type in an index of thematic groupings. This organization serves as a pedagogical aid for teachers and students learning about a specific facet of comics studies and as a research tool for scholars who are unfamiliar with a particular term but know what category it falls into. These features make A Concise Dictionary of Comics especially useful for critics, students, teachers, and researchers, and a vital reference to anyone else who wants to learn more about comics.

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  • Release Date : 2017-01-06
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Rating : 4.4/5 (438 Download)

Read and Download Ildikó Limpár book Displacing the Anxieties of Our World in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TDisplacing the Anxieties of Our World. This book was released on 2017-01-06 with total page 228 pages. Book excerpt: Monster studies, dystopian literature and film studies have become central to research on the now-proliferating works that give voice to culture-specific anxieties. This new development in scholarship reinforces the notion that the genres of fantasy and science fiction call for interpretations that see their spaces of imagination as reflections of reality, not as spaces invented merely to escape the real world. In this vein, Displacing the Anxieties of Our World discusses fictive spaces of literature, film, and video gaming. The eleven essays that follow the Introduction are grouped into four parts: I. “Imagined Journeys through History, Gaming and Travel”; II. “Political Anxieties and Fear of Dominance”; III. “The Space of Fantastic Science and Scholarship”; and IV. “Spaces Natural and Spaces Artificial”. The studies produce a dialogue among disciplinary fields that bridges the imagined space between sixteenth-century utopia and twenty-first century dystopia with analyses penetrating fictitious spaces beyond utopian and dystopian spheres. This volume argues, consequently, that the space of imagination that conjures up versions of the world's frustrations also offers a virtual battleground – and the possibility of triumph coming from a valuable gain of cognizance, once we perceive the correspondence between spaces of the fantastic and those of the mundane.

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Read and Download Philip Nel book Keywords for Children’s Literature in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TKeywords for Children’s Literature. This book was released on 2011-06-13 with total page 293 pages. Book excerpt: The study of children’s literature and culture has been experiencing a renaissance, with vital new work proliferating across many areas of interest. Mapping this vibrant scholarship, Keywords for Children’s Literature presents 49 original essays on the essential terms and concepts of the field. From Aesthetics to Young Adult, an impressive, multidisciplinary cast of scholars explores the vocabulary central to the study of children's literature. Following the growth of his or her word, each author traces its branching uses and meanings, often into unfamiliar disciplinary territories: Award-winning novelist Philip Pullman writes about Intentionality, Education expert Margaret Meek Spencer addresses Reading, literary scholar Peter Hunt historicizes Children’s Literature, Psychologist Hugh Crago examines Story, librarian and founder of the influential Child_Lit litserv Michael Joseph investigates Liminality. The scope, clarity, and interdisciplinary play between concepts make this collection essential reading for all scholars in the field. In the spirit of Raymond Williams’ seminal Keywords, this book is a snapshot of a vocabulary of children’s literature that is changing, expanding, and ever unfinished.

Download Rainbow Family Collections: Selecting and Using Children's Books with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Content PDF

Read and Download Jamie Campbell Naidoo book Rainbow Family Collections: Selecting and Using Children's Books with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Content in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TRainbow Family Collections: Selecting and Using Children's Books with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Content. This book was released on 2012-04-13 with total page 260 pages. Book excerpt: As one of the only highly praised resources on this important topic, this thoughtfully compiled book examines and suggests picture books and chapter books presenting LGBTQ content to children under the age of 12. • A foreword by K.T. Horning of the Cooperative Children's Book Center • An extensive bibliography of picture books, easy chapter books, nonfiction books and nonprint materials with LGBTQ content for children ages 12 and under • An index of key terms for each title provides easy access to titles representing a specific aspect of LGBTQ culture