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Critical Approaches to Children's Literature

Class, Leisure and National Identity in British Children's Literature, 1918-1950

Authors: Sheeky Bird, Hazel

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This book places children's literature at the forefront of early twentieth-century debates about national identity and class relations that were expressed through the pursuit of leisure. Focusing on stories about hiking, camping and sailing, this book offers a fresh insight into a popular period of modern British cultural and political history.

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Hazel Sheeky Bird is an independent researcher based in California, USA. She has published on the subject of escapism in Tolkien's The Hobbit and on the influence of high navalism in British and American naval stories. Her forthcoming publications examine British navalist propaganda and children's culture between 1890 and 1914.

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"This is a readable, well-researched, and remarkable re-reading of the inter-war years in British culture and children's literature. The hugely popular genres of 'camping and tramping' novels not previously researched in such detail and family sailing stories are linked to radical interpretations of landscape and of the British maritime tradition. The result is a fresh and original linking of key, but often unconsidered, cultural elements which provides a new and often disturbing perspective on what has been seen as a quietist period in children's literature, and a retreatist historical period generally. This is literary-cultural investigation at its best." - Peter Hunt, Cardiff University, UK

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Class, Leisure and National Identity in British Children's Literature, 1918-1950
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
978-1-137-40743-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137407436
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-40742-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-48816-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 208
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