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The Resource Deconstructing the hero : literary theory and children's literature, Margery Hourihan

Deconstructing the hero : literary theory and children's literature, Margery Hourihan

Label
Deconstructing the hero : literary theory and children's literature
Title
Deconstructing the hero
Title remainder
literary theory and children's literature
Statement of responsibility
Margery Hourihan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hourihan, Margery
Dewey number
810.9/352
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1009.A1
LC item number
H67 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children's literature
  • Children
  • Heroes in literature
  • Values in literature
  • Prejudices
Label
Deconstructing the hero : literary theory and children's literature, Margery Hourihan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-245) 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
Contents
1. The Story. The power of the myth. Dualism and binary oppositions. The hero's point of view. The linear journey. Closure -- 2. The Hero. Race. Class and mastery. Gender. Age. Relationships. Rationality. Action and violence -- 3. The Wild Things. Dragons. Wolves and other beasts. Savages: 'human beasts'. Pirates, criminals and spies: 'white savages'. Ogres, darkness and shadows -- 4. The Women. Marginality and inferiorization. Mothers. Goddesses, fairy godmothers and others. Witches and bitches. Brides. Relationships -- 5. Rewriting the Story. Subverting the dualisms: gender. Subverting the dualisms: public and private space. Subverting the dualisms: civilization and wilderness. Denying dualism. Changing the point of view. Conclusions
Control code
36582073
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 252 pages
Isbn
9780415144193
Isbn Type
(HB : alk. paper)
Lccn
97010958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Deconstructing the hero : literary theory and children's literature, Margery Hourihan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-245) 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
Contents
1. The Story. The power of the myth. Dualism and binary oppositions. The hero's point of view. The linear journey. Closure -- 2. The Hero. Race. Class and mastery. Gender. Age. Relationships. Rationality. Action and violence -- 3. The Wild Things. Dragons. Wolves and other beasts. Savages: 'human beasts'. Pirates, criminals and spies: 'white savages'. Ogres, darkness and shadows -- 4. The Women. Marginality and inferiorization. Mothers. Goddesses, fairy godmothers and others. Witches and bitches. Brides. Relationships -- 5. Rewriting the Story. Subverting the dualisms: gender. Subverting the dualisms: public and private space. Subverting the dualisms: civilization and wilderness. Denying dualism. Changing the point of view. Conclusions
Control code
36582073
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 252 pages
Isbn
9780415144193
Isbn Type
(HB : alk. paper)
Lccn
97010958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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