Space And Place In Children S Literature 1789 To The Present

Author: Maria Sachiko Cecire
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131705203X
Size: 58.56 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 7179
Focusing on questions of space and locale in children’s literature, this collection explores how metaphorical and physical space can create landscapes of power, knowledge, and identity in texts from the early nineteenth century to the present. The collection is comprised of four sections that take up the space between children and adults, the representation of 'real world' places, fantasy travel and locales, and the physical space of the children’s book-as-object. In their essays, the contributors analyze works from a range of sources and traditions by authors such as Sylvia Plath, Maria Edgeworth, Gloria Anzaldúa, Jenny Robson, C.S. Lewis, Elizabeth Knox, and Claude Ponti. While maintaining a focus on how location and spatiality aid in defining the child’s relationship to the world, the essays also address themes of borders, displacement, diaspora, exile, fantasy, gender, history, home-leaving and homecoming, hybridity, mapping, and metatextuality. With an epilogue by Philip Pullman in which he discusses his own relationship to image and locale, this collection is also a valuable resource for understanding the work of this celebrated author of children’s literature.

Nordic Childhoods 1700 1960

Author: Reidar Aasgaard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351865919
Size: 65.34 MB
Format: PDF
View: 1200
This volume strengthens interest and research in the fields of both Childhood Studies and Nordic Studies by exploring conceptions of children and childhood in the Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden). Although some books have been written about the history of childhood in these countries, few are multidisciplinary, focus on this region as a whole, or are available in English. This volume contains essays by scholars from the fields of literature, history, theology, religious studies, intellectual history, cultural studies, Scandinavian studies, education, music, and art history. Contributors study the history of childhood in a wide variety of sources, such as folk and fairy tales, legal codes, religious texts, essays on education, letters, sermons, speeches, hymns, paintings, novels, and school essays written by children themselves. They also examine texts intended specifically for children, including text books, catechisms, newspapers, songbooks, and children’s literature. By bringing together scholars from multiple disciplines who raise distinctive questions about childhood and take into account a wide range of sources, the book offers a fresh and substantive contribution to the history of childhood in the Nordic countries between 1700 and 1960. The volume also helps readers trace the historical roots of the internationally recognized practices and policies regarding child welfare within the Nordic countries today and prompts readers from any country to reflect on their own conceptions of and commitments to children.

Framing Childhood In Eighteenth Century English Periodicals And Prints 1689 1789

Author: Anja Müller
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351935925
Size: 36.27 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 4718
Shedding light on an important and neglected topic in childhood studies, Anja Müller interrogates how different concepts of childhood proliferated and were construed in several important eighteenth-century periodicals and satirical prints. Müller focuses on The Tatler, The Spectator, The Guardian, The Female Tatler, and The Female Spectator, arguing that these periodicals contributed significantly to the construction, development, and popularization of childhood concepts that provided the basis for later ideas such as the 'Romantic child'. Informed by the theoretical concept of 'framing', by which certain concepts of childhood are accepted as legitimate while others are excluded, Framing Childhood analyses the textual and graphic constructions of the child's body, educational debates, how the shift from genealogical to affective bonding affected conceptions of parent-child relations, and how prints employed child figures as focalizers in their representations of public scenes. In examining links between text and image, Müller uncovers the role these media played in the genealogy of childhood before the 1790s, offering a re-visioning of the myth that situates the origin of childhood in late eighteenth-century England.

Exclusiveness And Tolerance

Author: Jacob Katz
Publisher: Behrman House, Inc
ISBN: 9780874413656
Size: 60.80 MB
Format: PDF
View: 2256
A study of Jewish-Christian relations from medieval times through the eighteenth century. Both Jewish and Christian writers are represented.

Savannah 2116 Ad

Author: Jenny Robson
Size: 78.45 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 1874
Savannah stood with the wild flowers at her feet and stared at the man with the rifle. D-nineteen watched them both, his eyes dark and his time running out. Behind them the wilderness stretched, savage and unknown. Unless she did something soon, Savannah knew, everything was about to end. It would all be over. She felt the anger rise within her. No more. Not this. They had taken everything else, but they would not take him. They would not take the boy she loved. Slowly she reached down into the grass. Savannah is a teenage girl in 2116 AD, in a world gone mad. Alone and caught between mighty forces, she must uncover a dark secret and reach deep inside herself to find the strength to resist a terrifying conspiracy. All for truth. All for freedom. And all for love.

The Turks In World History

Author: Carter V. Findley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195177266
Size: 78.91 MB
Format: PDF
View: 6539
Traces the Turkic peoples' trajectory from steppe, to empire, to nation-state. Unifying cultural, economic, social, and political history, this work illuminates the projection of Turkic identity across space and time and the profound transformations marked successively by the Turks' entry into Islam and into modernity.

The Family On Trial In Revolutionary France

Author: Suzanne Desan
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520238596
Size: 13.51 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 5063
Contrary to arguments that claim the Revolution bound women within a domestic sphere, The Family on Trial maintains that the new civil laws and gender politics offered many women unexpected opportunities to gain power, property, or independence."--Jacket.

Old Witch And The Polka Dot Ribbon

Author: Wende Devlin
Publisher: Purple House Press
ISBN: 9781930900714
Size: 58.63 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 4186
When the kitchen is finally empty, Old Witch makes her own magic nut cake to enter in the carnival's cake baking contest. First published in 1970, this second book in the Old Witch series is back for a new generation of readers to discover!

Early Years Second Language Education

Author: Sandie Mourão
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134507739
Size: 45.66 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 1184
The age for early language learning has dropped dramatically in the past decade to include children under 6 years old, yet very little published research exists to support the implementation of such programmes. Drawing on a synthesis of theory, research and practice, this edited volume makes an innovative contribution to literature concerning language education for very young children. It explores language learning in a wide range of geographical contexts with reference to second and foreign language learning, bilingualism and plurilingualism with children under the age of 6 years old. Chapters present discussion around teacher education, policy-making, international case studies, school and home-based projects, code switching and language use, and methodologies and approaches. Early Years Second Language Education: International perspectives on theory and practice will be essential reading for researchers, academics, teacher trainers, and post-graduate students in the fields of early years education, foreign and second language education, language didactics and teacher education.