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The Resource Kiddie lit : the cultural construction of children's literature in America, Beverly Lyon Clark

Kiddie lit : the cultural construction of children's literature in America, Beverly Lyon Clark

Label
Kiddie lit : the cultural construction of children's literature in America
Title
Kiddie lit
Title remainder
the cultural construction of children's literature in America
Statement of responsibility
Beverly Lyon Clark
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In Kiddie Lit, Beverly Lyon Clark explores the marginalization of children's literature in America - and its recent possible reintegration - both within the academy and by the mainstream critical establishment. Tracing the reception of works by Mark Twain, Louisa May Alcott, Lewis Carroll, Frances Hodgson Burnett, L. Frank Baum, Walt Disney, and J.K. Rowling, Clark reveals fundamental shifts in the assessment of the literary worth of books beloved by both children and adults, whether written for boys, girls, or both
  • While uncovering the institutional underpinnings of this transition, Clark also attributes it to changing American attitudes toward childhood itself, a cultural resistance to the intrinsic value of childhood expressed through sentimentality, condescension, and moralizing." "Clark's study of the critical disregard for children's books since the end of the nineteenth century - which draws on recent scholarship in gender, cultural, and literary studies - offers provocative new insights into the history of both children's literature and American literature in general, and forcefully argues that the books our children read and love demand greater respect."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Clark, Beverly Lyon
Dewey number
810.9/9282
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS490
LC item number
.C56 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children's literature, American
  • Children's literature, English
  • Children's literature, American
  • Children
  • Children in literature
  • Canon (Literature)
  • Children
Label
Kiddie lit : the cultural construction of children's literature in America, Beverly Lyon Clark
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [185]-246) 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
Kids and kiddie lit -- What Fauntleroy knew -- Kiddie lit in the academy -- The case of the boys' book : whitewashing Huck -- The case of the girls' book : Jo's girls -- The case of American fantasy : there's no place like Oz -- The case of British fantasy imports : Alice and Harry in America -- The case of the Disney version
Control code
50510847
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 257 pages
Isbn
9780801869006
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2002013939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Kiddie lit : the cultural construction of children's literature in America, Beverly Lyon Clark
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [185]-246) 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
Kids and kiddie lit -- What Fauntleroy knew -- Kiddie lit in the academy -- The case of the boys' book : whitewashing Huck -- The case of the girls' book : Jo's girls -- The case of American fantasy : there's no place like Oz -- The case of British fantasy imports : Alice and Harry in America -- The case of the Disney version
Control code
50510847
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 257 pages
Isbn
9780801869006
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2002013939
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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