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The Resource Animality and Children's Literature and Film, Amy Ratelle

Animality and Children's Literature and Film, Amy Ratelle

Label
Animality and Children's Literature and Film
Title
Animality and Children's Literature and Film
Statement of responsibility
Amy Ratelle
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Over the past decade, animal/child relations have become the central focus of children's and young adult studies. Scholars to date, however, have continued to read the animal as a symbol of the human, or as a medium authors have used for didactic ends. This common assumption has resulted in framework that has ignored the rights and agency of not only animals, but children themselves. Children are asked both implicitly and explicitly to identify with animals, but then to position themselves as distinctly human through the mode of their interactions with both lived animals and those depicted in literature and film. By examining culturally significant and widely popular works of children's culture through a posthumanist, or animality studies lens, Animality and Children's Literature and Film argues that Western philosophy's objective to establish a notion of an exclusively human subjectivity is continually countered in the very texts that ostensibly work to configure human identity. Animality and Children's Literature and Film explores the question of identity formation - child/adult, animal/human - and investigates the overlapping, double-sided rhetorics addressing children, childhood and animals. In her analysis, Amy Ratelle draws upon popular and beloved children's texts, from Black Beauty and Charlotte's Web to contemporary films to reflect on the ways in which literature geared toward a child audience reflects and contributes to the cultural tensions created by the oscillation between upholding and undermining the divisions between the human and the animal"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ratelle, Amy
Dewey number
809/.89282
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1009.A1
LC item number
R37 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical Approaches to Children's Literature
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children's literature
  • Animals in literature
  • Children in literature
  • Animals in motion pictures
  • Children in motion pictures
  • Human-animal relationships in literature
  • Anthropomorphism in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Children's Literature
Label
Animality and Children's Literature and Film, Amy Ratelle
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
881469386
Extent
171 pages; cm.
Isbn
9781137373151
Lccn
2014021124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)881469386
Label
Animality and Children's Literature and Film, Amy Ratelle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
881469386
Extent
171 pages; cm.
Isbn
9781137373151
Lccn
2014021124
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)881469386

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