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Critical Approaches to Children's Literature

Technology and Identity in Young Adult Fiction

The Posthuman Subject

Authors: Flanagan, V.

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Technology and Identity in Young Adult Fiction is not a historical study or a survey of narrative plots, but takes a more conceptual approach that engages with the central ideas of posthumanism: the fragmented nature of posthuman identity, the concept of agency as distributed and collective and the role of embodiment in understandings of selfhood.

About the authors

Victoria Flanagan is a senior lecturer in English at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, and the convenor of the MA in Children's Literature. Her research focuses on transgressive gender representations and the application of posthuman ideology to children's texts. She is the author of Into the Closet: Cross-dressing and the Gendered Body in Children's Literature and Film (2008).

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“Victoria Flanagan’s Technology and Identity in Young Adult Fiction offers an engaging exploration of technology in young adult … fiction, including ideas of identity, embodiment, subjectivity and individual agency in posthuman fiction. … She writes engagingly, offering insight and her texts connect through this common thread. … The sum total is a convincingly written, well-argued and fascinating exploration of the use of the posthuman in YA fiction.” (Katherine Ford, The British Society of Literature and Science, bsls.ac.uk, January, 2016)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Flanagan, Victoria

    Pages 1-10

  • Posthumanism in Young Adult Fiction

    Flanagan, Victoria

    Pages 11-38

  • Narrating Posthuman Subjectivity

    Flanagan, Victoria

    Pages 39-69

  • Digital Citizenship in the Posthuman Era

    Flanagan, Victoria

    Pages 70-99

  • Reworking the Female Subject: Technology and the Body

    Flanagan, Victoria

    Pages 100-127

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eBook $69.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Technology and Identity in Young Adult Fiction
Book Subtitle
The Posthuman Subject
Authors
Series Title
Critical Approaches to Children's Literature
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-36206-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137362063
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-36205-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-47252-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 205
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