By Heather Snell, Lorna Hutchison
The essays during this assortment deal with the connection among childrens and cultural reminiscence in texts either for and approximately kids. the gathering total is anxious with how cultural reminiscence is formed, contested, forgotten, recovered, and (re)circulated, occasionally towards dominant nationwide narratives, and sometimes for the good thing about younger readers who're assumed to not own any earlier cultural reminiscence. From the leading edge improvement of faculty libraries within the Nineteen Twenties to the function of utopianism in solving cultural reminiscence for youngster readers, it offers a serious investigate teenagers and ideologies of youth as they're represented in a vast spectrum of texts, together with movie, poetry, literature, and structure from Canada, the U.S., Japan, Germany, Britain, India, and Spain. those cultural types collaborate to form rules and values, in flip contributing to dominant discourses approximately nationwide and worldwide citizenship. The essays integrated within the assortment indicate that adolescence is an oft-imagined idealist building established largely on participation, identification, and conception; adolescence is invisible and tangible, fascinating and exciting, and from time to time elusive while cultural and literary artifacts recreate it. Children and Cultural reminiscence in Texts of Childhood is a helpful source for students of children’s literature and tradition, readers drawn to early life and beliefs, and people operating within the fields of diaspora and postcolonial studies.
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The Cowie fonds includes 141 letters by 80 Canadian authors. There is no record of her outward correspondence and the total number of letters sent and received is unknown. On American children’s publishing, see Jacalyn Eddy, Bookwomen: Creating an Empire in Children’s Book Publishing, 1919–1939; Kay E. ” Penney Clark, “The Rise and Fall of Textbook Publishing in English Canada,” 226–32; Gail Edwards and Judith Saltman, Picturing Canada: A History of Canadian Children’s Illustrated Books and Publishing, 31–3.
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Children and Cultural Memory in Texts of Childhood by Heather Snell, Lorna Hutchison