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Language, Discourse, Society

The Case of Peter Pan

or The Impossibility of Children's Fiction

Authors: Rose, Jacqueline

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What does Peter Pan have to say about our conception of childhood, about how we understand the child's and our own relationship to language, sexuality, and death? What can Peter Pan tell us about the theatrical, literary, and educational institutions of which it is a part? In a new preface written especially for this edition, Rose accounts for some of the new developments since her book's first publication in 1984. She discusses some of Peter Pan's new guises and their implications. From Spielberg's Hook, to the lesbian production of the play at the London Drill Hall in 1991, to debates in the English House of Lords, to a newly claimed status as the icon of a transvestite culture, Peter Pan continues to demonstrate its bizarre renewability as a cultural fetish of our times.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-11

    Rose, Jacqueline

  • Peter Pan and Freud

    Pages 12-41

    Rose, Jacqueline

  • Rousseau and Alan Garner

    Pages 42-65

    Rose, Jacqueline

  • Peter Pan and Literature for the Child

    Pages 66-86

    Rose, Jacqueline

  • Peter Pan and Commercialisation of the Child

    Pages 87-114

    Rose, Jacqueline

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Case of Peter Pan
Book Subtitle
or The Impossibility of Children's Fiction
Authors
Series Title
Language, Discourse, Society
Copyright
1992
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-23208-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-23208-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 181
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