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Children in Culture

Approaches to Childhood

Editors: Lesnik-Oberstein, K. (Ed.)

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Children in Culture is one of the first fully multi- and interdisciplinary collections of essays on theoretical approaches to childhood and formulates and presents new and exciting ideas about the construction of childhood as a cultural identity. The ten original chapters have been written especially for this volume by some of the most eminent writers on childhood in their fields: psychology (Valerie Walkerdine; Rex and Wendy Stainton Rogers), history (Jenny Bourne Taylor; Kimberly Reynolds; Paul Yates), critical theory (Erica Burman), literary criticism (Margarida Morgado; Sara Thornton), children's literature criticism (Karin Lesnik-Oberstein; Stephen Thomson), and film and drama theory (Joe Kelleher).

About the authors

JENNY BOURNE TAYLOR Senior Lecturer in English, University of Sussex ERICA BURMAN Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology and Women's Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University JOE KELLEHER Lecturer in Drama and Theatre Studies, Roehampton Institute, London MAARGARDA MORGADO Senior Lecturer and head of the English Studies Unit, Portugal KIMBERLEY REYNOLDS Reader in Children's Literature, Roehampton Institute, London REX STAINTON ROGERS Lecturer in Psychology, University of Reading WENDY STAINTON ROGERS Senior Lecturer in the School of health and Social Welfare, Open University STEPHEN THOMSON Lecturer in English, University of Glasgow SARA THORNTON Senior Lecturer, University of Picardy-Jules Verne, France VALERIE WALKERDINE Professor of Critical Psychology and head of the Division, University of Western Sydney, Australia PAUL YATES Lecturer in the Graduate research Centre for Education, University of Sussex

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"...the type of constructivist approach assumed by the authors varies considerably from chapter to chapter, making this interdisciplinary discussion of childhood a sound testament against disciplinary isolation." - Choice


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Childhood and Textuality: Culture, History, Literature

    Lesnik-Oberstein, Karín

    Pages 1-28

  • Face to Face with Terror: Children in Film

    Kelleher, Joe

    Pages 29-54

  • The Pedagogics of Post/Modernity: the Address to the Child as Political Subject and Object

    Burman, Erica

    Pages 55-88

  • Between Atavism and Altruism: the Child on the Threshold in Victorian Psychology and Edwardian Children’s Fiction

    Taylor, Jenny Bourne

    Pages 89-121

  • The Vanity of Childhood: Constructing, Deconstructing, and Destroying the Child in the Novel of the 1840s

    Thornton, Sara

    Pages 122-150

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Children in Culture
Book Subtitle
Approaches to Childhood
Editors
  • K. Lesnik-Oberstein
Copyright
1998
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-37620-5
DOI
10.1057/9780230376205
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-333-71148-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 280
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