Broadening Critical Boundaries in Children s and Young Adult Literature and Culture

Broadening Critical Boundaries in Children   s and Young Adult Literature and Culture
Author: Amie A. Doughty
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2018-10-30
ISBN: 1527520706
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Broadening Critical Boundaries in Children s and Young Adult Literature and Culture Book Excerpt:

This collection of essays explores a wealth of topics in children’s and young adult (YA) literature and culture. The contributions include an examination of the Watchbird cartoons by Munro Leaf and their attempts to teach morals and manners; an ethnographic study about the role of public youth librarians; and an exploration of the role popular video games can play in the secondary classroom. Other topics investigated here encompass the presentation of environmentalism in Hayao Miyazaki’s films, psychological analyses, and the role of race, gender, and culture in children’s and YA literature.

ChicaNerds in Chicana Young Adult Literature

ChicaNerds in Chicana Young Adult Literature
Author: Cristina Herrera
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2020-06-24
ISBN: 1000091945
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ChicaNerds in Chicana Young Adult Literature Book Excerpt:

ChicaNerds in Chicana Young Adult Literature analyzes novels by the acclaimed Chicana YA writers Jo Ann Yolanda Hernández, Isabel Quintero, Ashley Hope Pérez, Erika Sánchez, Guadalupe García McCall, and Patricia Santana. Combining the term "Chicana" with "nerd," Dr. Herrera coins the term "ChicaNerd" to argue how the young women protagonists in these novels voice astute observations of their identities as nonwhite teenagers, specifically through a lens of nerdiness—a reclamation of brown girl self-love for being a nerd. In analyzing these ChicaNerds, the volume examines the reclamation and powerful acceptance of one’s nerdy Chicana self. While popular culture and mainstream media have shaped the well-known figure of the nerd as synonymous with white maleness, Chicana YA literature subverts the nerd stereotype through its negation of this identity as always white and male. These ChicaNerds unite their burgeoning sociopolitical consciousness as young nonwhite girls with their "nerdy" traits of bookishness, math and literary intelligence, poetic talents, and love of learning. Combining the sociopolitical consciousness of Chicanisma with one aligned to the well-known image of the "nerd," ChicaNerds learn to navigate the many complicated layers of coming to an empowered declaration of themselves as smart Chicanas.

Critical Content Analysis of Children s and Young Adult Literature

Critical Content Analysis of Children   s and Young Adult Literature
Author: Holly Johnson,Janelle Mathis,Kathy G. Short
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2016-06-17
ISBN: 1317311493
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critical Content Analysis of Children s and Young Adult Literature Book Excerpt:

In this book the authors describe their strategies for critically reading global and multicultural literature and the range of procedures they use for critical analyses. They also reflect on how these research strategies can inform classrooms and children as readers. Critical content analysis offers researchers a methodology for examining representations of power and position in global and multicultural children’s and adolescent literature. This methodology highlights the critical as locating power in social practices by understanding, uncovering, and transforming conditions of inequity. Importantly, it also provides insights into specific global and multicultural books significant within classrooms as well as strategies that teachers can use to engage students in critical literacy.

Handbook of Research on Children s and Young Adult Literature

Handbook of Research on Children s and Young Adult Literature
Author: Shelby Wolf,Karen Coats,Patricia A. Enciso,Christine Jenkins
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2011-04-27
ISBN: 1136913572
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Children s and Young Adult Literature Book Excerpt:

This landmark volume is the first to bring together leading scholarship on children’s and young adult literature from three intersecting disciplines: Education, English, and Library and Information Science. Distinguished by its multidisciplinary approach, it describes and analyzes the different aspects of literary reading, texts, and contexts to illuminate how the book is transformed within and across different academic figurations of reading and interpreting children’s literature. Part one considers perspectives on readers and reading literature in home, school, library, and community settings. Part two introduces analytic frames for studying young adult novels, picturebooks, indigenous literature, graphic novels, and other genres. Chapters include commentary on literary experiences and creative production from renowned authors and illustrators. Part three focuses on the social contexts of literary study, with chapters on censorship, awards, marketing, and literary museums. The singular contribution of this Handbook is to lay the groundwork for colleagues across disciplines to redraw the map of their separately figured worlds, thus to enlarge the scope of scholarship and dialogue as well as push ahead into uncharted territory.

Picturing Canada

Picturing Canada
Author: Gail Edwards,Judith Saltman
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 381
Release: 2010
ISBN: 0802085407
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Picturing Canada Book Excerpt:

Gail Edwards and Judith Saltman illuminate the connection between children's publishing and Canadian nationalism, analyse the gendered history of children's librarianship, identify changes and continuities in narrative themes and artistic styles, and explore recent changes in the creation and consumption of children's illustrated books. Over 130 interviews with Canadian authors, illustrators, editors, librarians, booksellers, critics, and other contributors to Canadian children's book publishing, document the experiences of those who worked in the industry.

Cultural and Critical Perspectives on Human Development

Cultural and Critical Perspectives on Human Development
Author: Martin J. Packer,Mark B. Tappan
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2001-10-25
ISBN: 9780791451793
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultural and Critical Perspectives on Human Development Book Excerpt:

An array of exciting new studies of child and adolescent development phenomena.

Narrative Pleasures in Young Adult Novels Films and Video Games

Narrative Pleasures in Young Adult Novels  Films and Video Games
Author: M. Mackey
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2011-07-08
ISBN: 023031662X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Narrative Pleasures in Young Adult Novels Films and Video Games Book Excerpt:

Stories are told today through many formats and young interpreters bring multimedia experience to bear on every narrative format they encounter. In this book, twelve young people read a novel, watch a film and play a video game from beginning to end. Their responses inform a new framework of contemporary themes of narrative comprehension.

Preparing Globally Minded Literacy Teachers

Preparing Globally Minded Literacy Teachers
Author: Jan Lacina,Robin Griffith
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2019-11-15
ISBN: 1000739813
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Preparing Globally Minded Literacy Teachers Book Excerpt:

This textbook brings together internationally renowned scholars to provide an overview of print and digital literacy instruction for pre-service teachers and teacher educators. It examines historical and cultural contexts of literacy practices around the globe, and addresses issues that teachers need to consider as they teach children from diverse world cultures, languages, and backgrounds. Organized into three Parts—Early Literacy, Intermediate to Adolescent Literacy, and Case Studies—the text highlights key practices around the world to provide literacy educators and students with a broader view of effective practices as well as strategies for overcoming challenges faced by literacy educators worldwide. The global case studies present complex issues and allow readers to discuss what it means to be globally minded, as well as how to implement best practices in literacy instruction. All chapters include consistent elements for ease of use, such as vignettes, historical and cultural contexts, implications for future research, and discussion questions. Grounded in current research and theory, this book is designed for foundational courses in literacy education and literacy methods, as well as courses in comparative and multicultural education.

Beyond the Blockbusters

Beyond the Blockbusters
Author: Rebekah Fitzsimmons,Casey Alane Wilson
Publsiher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2020-03-18
ISBN: 1496827155
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond the Blockbusters Book Excerpt:

Contributions by Megan Brown, Jill Coste, Sara K. Day, Rachel Dean-Ruzicka, Rebekah Fitzsimmons, Amber Gray, Roxanne Harde, Tom Jesse, Heidi Jones, Kaylee Jangula Mootz, Leah Phillips, Rachel L. Rickard Rebellino, S. R. Toliver, Jason Vanfosson, Sarah E. Whitney, and Casey Alane Wilson While critical and popular attention afforded to twenty-first-century young adult literature has exponentially increased in recent years, classroom materials and scholarship have remained static in focus and slight in scope. Twilight, The Hunger Games, The Fault in Our Stars, and The Hate U Give overwhelm conversations among scholars and critics—but these are far from the only texts in need of analysis. Beyond the Blockbusters: Themes and Trends in Contemporary Young Adult Fiction offers a necessary remedy to this limiting perspective, bringing together essays about the many subgenres, themes, and character types that have until now been overlooked. The collection tackles a diverse range of topics—modern updates to the marriage plot; fairy tale retellings in dystopian settings; stories of extrajudicial police killings and racial justice. The approaches are united, though, by a commitment to exploring the large-scale generic and theoretical structures at work in each set of texts. As a collection, Beyond the Blockbusters is an exciting entryway into a field that continues to grow and change even as its works captivate massive audiences. It will prove a crucial addition to the library of any scholar or instructor of young adult literature.

In Visible Presence Feminist Counter narratives of Young Adult Literature by Women of Color

 In Visible Presence  Feminist Counter narratives of Young Adult Literature by Women of Color
Author: Traci P. Baxley,Genyne Henry Boston
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2014-09-02
ISBN: 9462096899
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Visible Presence Feminist Counter narratives of Young Adult Literature by Women of Color Book Excerpt:

Current school systems create a generation of students who experience institutional practices that honor other students’ needs—those students who share the values of those with power—and have pathologized other groups, specifically women of color. (In) Visible Presence intends to contribute to existing pedagogy, which empowers students, teachers, administrators, and policy makers to develop participatory membership in schools and among citizens who can begin to create an anti-oppressive society. (In) Visible Presence contains a holistic, thematic approach to exploring young adult (YA) novels written by women of color, while providing cultural and historical contexts for interpreting and analyzing their work through a feminist lens. Unlike other scholarship, (In) Visible Presence uses a feminist theoretical framework to create a space in which select literary works offer counter-narratives that can be analyzed and critically interpreted according to principles and ideas intended to validate women, thus making their triumph over racism, sexism, classism, and heterosexism and equity challenges a visible cause relegating consequential change for both young girls and women of color. (In) Visible Presence maintains current discourse dialogue through a concentration on the intersectionality of gender, race, and class identities and how these identifiers serve as criteria for privilege and marginalization, even in YA literature. (In) Visible Presence aims to explore YA literature written by women of color represented by African American, Asian American, Indian American, and Latina Americans. Our theoretical perspective focuses on the connection of race, gender, and class that is exclusive to women of color. The construction of “voice” and “space” is important for readers to hear from those once silenced.

Precocious Children and Childish Adults

Precocious Children and Childish Adults
Author: Claudia Nelson
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2012-07-02
ISBN: 1421405342
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Precocious Children and Childish Adults Book Excerpt:

Especially evident in Victorian-era writings is a rhetorical tendency to liken adults to children and children to adults. Claudia Nelson examines this literary phenomenon and explores the ways in which writers discussed the child-adult relationship during this period. Though far from ubiquitous, the terms “child-woman,” “child-man,” and “old-fashioned child” appear often enough in Victorian writings to prompt critical questions about the motivations and meanings of such generational border crossings. Nelson carefully considers the use of these terms and connects invocations of age inversion to developments in post-Darwinian scientific thinking and attitudes about gender roles, social class, sexuality, power, and economic mobility. She brilliantly analyzes canonical works of Charles Dickens, Charlotte Brontë, William Makepeace Thackeray, Bram Stoker, and Robert Louis Stevenson alongside lesser-known writings to demonstrate the diversity of literary age inversion and its profound influence on Victorian culture. By considering the full context of Victorian age inversion, Precocious Children and Childish Adults illuminates the complicated pattern of anxiety and desire that creates such ambiguity in the writings of the time. Scholars of Victorian literature and culture, as well as readers interested in children’s literature, childhood studies, and gender studies, will welcome this excellent work from a major figure in the field.

The Expanding Boundaries of Black Politics

The Expanding Boundaries of Black Politics
Author: Georgia A. Persons
Publsiher: Transaction Publishers
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2011-12-31
ISBN: 141280907X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Expanding Boundaries of Black Politics Book Excerpt:

This volume joins the preceding volumes in this distinguished series in presenting contemporary research by leading political scientists addressing topics of interest to those concerned with African-American affairs. It captures the expanding boundaries of black politics and the persistent interests of the black community at large. The anchoring symposium, "The Expanding Boundaries of Black Politics," presents the scholarship of a cadre of young black political scientists actively engaged in the critical tasks of moving forward the study of black politics. Their concerns include expanding the boundaries of black politics along the lines of epistemology and methodology, especially in regard to core issues and areas within this field. In an introductory essay by Todd Shaw, the work of these scholars is situated within the context of temporal shifts in scholarly emphases. Overlapping issues and concerns across time as well as black political scholarship as defined in the field since its beginning are addressed. The second part of this volume, entitled "Maximizing the Black Vote; Recognizing the Limits of Electoral Politics," concentrates on serious lingering social concerns. These include the policy significance of black mayors affecting the concomitant impact of the black vote, the boundaries being pushed concerning the conjunction of black theology and sexual identity, a gendered analysis of familial policies, and the deepening social and economic plight of young black males including felon disfranchisement. The Expanding Boundaries of Black Politics carries forth the search for an understanding of the relationship between religion, the black church, and black political behavior; cross-racial group coalitions as concerns matters of immigration, growing multiculturalism, and the impact on black politics; maximizing the impact of the black vote focusing on voting rights enforcement, the black vote in presidential elections, and the voice of the Congressional Black Caucus in American foreign policy; and persistent social inequalities especially as it concerns ideology, federalism, and social welfare policy.

Literacy in America

Literacy in America
Author: Barbara J. Guzzetti
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 383
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1576073580
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Representing Youth

Representing Youth
Author: Amy L. Best
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 342
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN: 0814709176
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Representing Youth Book Excerpt:

From youth culture to adolescent sexuality to the consumer purchasing power of children en masse, studies are flourishing. Yet doing research on this unquestionably more vulnerable—whether five or fifteen—population also poses a unique set of challenges and dilemmas for researchers. How should a six-year-old be approached for an interview? What questions and topics are appropriate for twelve year olds? Do parents need to give their approval for all studies? In Representing Youth, Amy L. Best has assembled an important group of essays from some of today’s top scholars on the subject of youth that address these concerns head on, providing scholars with thoughtful and often practical answers to their many methodological concerns. These original essays range from how to conduct research on youth in ways that can be empowering for them, to issues of writing and representation, to respecting boundaries and to dealing with issues of risk and responsibility to those interviewed. For anyone doing research or working with children and young adults, Representing Youth offers an indispensable guide to many of the unique dilemmas that research with kids entails. Contributors include: Amy L. Best, Sari Knopp Biklen, Elizabeth Chin, Susan Driver, Marc Flacks, Kathryn Gold Hadley, Madeline Leonard, C.J. Pascoe, Rebecca Raby, Alyssa Richman, Jessica Taft, Michael Ungar, Yvonne Vissing, and Stephani Etheridge Woodson.

Creating Books for the Young in the New South Africa

Creating Books for the Young in the New South Africa
Author: Barbara A. Lehman,,Jay Heale,Anne Hill,Thomas van der Walt
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-09-24
ISBN: 078647551X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating Books for the Young in the New South Africa Book Excerpt:

This collection of essays analyzes the work of 29 authors and illustrators. South African children's and youth literature has a long history. The country is the most prolific publisher of children's books on the continent, producing perhaps the highest quality literature in Africa. Its traditions resonate within the larger world of children's literature but are solidly grounded in African myth and archetypes. The African diaspora in the U.S. and elsewhere have stories rooted in these oral traditions. Much has changed in South African literature for children since the 1994 transformation of the country. A field once dominated by all white and mostly female writers and illustrators has diversified, adding many new voices.

Young Adult Resources Today

Young Adult Resources Today
Author: Don Latham,Melissa Gross
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2014-05-21
ISBN: 0810888009
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Young Adult Resources Today Book Excerpt:

Young Adult Resources Today: Connecting Teens with Books, Music, Games, Movies, and More is the first comprehensive young adult library services textbook specifically written for today’s multidimensional information landscape. The authors integrate a research-focused information behavior approach with a literature-focused resources approach, and bring together in one volume key issues related to research, theory, and practice in the provision of information services to young adults. Currently, no single book addresses both YA information behaviors and information resources in any detail; instead, books tend to focus on one and give only cursory attention to the other. Key features of this revolutionary book include its success in: Integrating theory, research, and practice Integrating implications for practice throughout the book Integrating knowledge of resources with professional practice as informed by research Integrating both print and electronic formats throughout—within the resource chapters (including websites and social media) Latham and Gross accomplish all this while, paying particular attention to the socially constructed nature of young adulthood, diversity, YA development, and multiple literacies. Their coverage of information landscapes covers literature (with detailed coverage of both genres and subgrenres), movies, magazines, web sites, social media, and gaming. The final chapter cover navigating information landscapes, focusing on real and virtual YA spaces, readers’ advisory, programming, and collaboration. Special attention is paid to program planning and evaluation.

Resources in Education

Resources in Education
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1993-07
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Intercultural Communication in Japan

Intercultural Communication in Japan
Author: Satoshi Toyosaki,Shinsuke Eguchi
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2017-02-24
ISBN: 1315516926
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intercultural Communication in Japan Book Excerpt:

Japan is heterogeneous and culturally diverse, both historically through ancient waves of immigration and in recent years due to its foreign relations and internationalization. However, Japan has socially, culturally, politically, and intellectually constructed a distinct and homogeneous identity. More recently, this identity construction has been rightfully questioned and challenged by Japan’s culturally diverse groups. This book explores the discursive systems of cultural identities that regenerate the illusion of Japan as a homogeneous nation. Contributors from a variety of disciplines and methodological approaches investigate the ways in which Japan’s homogenizing discourses are challenged and modified by counter-homogeneous message systems. They examine the discursive push-and-pull between homogenizing and heterogenizing vectors, found in domestic and transnational contexts and mobilized by various identity politics, such as gender, sexuality, ethnicity, foreign status, nationality, multiculturalism, and internationalization. After offering a careful and critical analysis, the book calls for a complicating of Japan’s homogenizing discourses in nuanced and contextual ways, with an explicit goal of working towards a culturally diverse Japan. Taking a critical intercultural communication perspective, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of Japanese Studies, Japanese Culture and Japanese Society.

A Textbook of Children s and Young People s Nursing E Book

A Textbook of Children s and Young People s Nursing   E Book
Author: Edward Alan Glasper,James Richardson,Dr Duncan Randall
Publsiher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Total Pages: 746
Release: 2021-03-19
ISBN: 070206503X
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Textbook of Children s and Young People s Nursing E Book Book Excerpt:

This innovative textbook provides a concise and accessible guide for undergraduate students specializing in children and young people’s nursing in the UK and further afield. Each chapter has been fully updated to reflect current knowledge and practice. The wide range of topics covered includes all the essentials, such as contemporary child health policy and legal issues; knowledge and skills for practice; and caring for children with special needs. Students will learn how to recognize the deteriorating child, use procedural play and distraction, and consider the mental health of children and young people. A Textbook of Children's and Young People's Nursing is written by multidisciplinary experts, rooted in child-centred healthcare within a family context, and draws upon best contemporary practice. It is an invaluable resource that will help nursing students provide effective, evidence-based care. Key points, summary boxes and clearly defined aims, objectives and learning outcomes to support learning Conversation boxes to enliven the text Patient scenarios to relate theory to practice New chapters on skin health and the use of therapeutic play Suggestions for seminar discussion topics to help teachers Resource lists and online resources for further study or research Online slides to complement chapters within book

Participatory Literacy Practices for P 12 Classrooms in the Digital Age

Participatory Literacy Practices for P 12 Classrooms in the Digital Age
Author: Mitchell, Jessica S.,Vaughn, Erin N.
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2019-10-11
ISBN: 1799800024
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Participatory Literacy Practices for P 12 Classrooms in the Digital Age Book Excerpt:

The ability to effectively communicate in a globalized world shapes the economic, social, and democratic implications for the future of P-12 students. Digitally mediated communication in an inclusive classroom increases a student’s familiarity and comfortability with multiple types of media used in a wider technological culture. However, there is a need for research that explores the larger context and methodologies of participatory literacy in a digital educational space. Participatory Literacy Practices for P-12 Classrooms in the Digital Age is an essential collection of innovative research on the methods and applications of integrating digital content into a learning environment to support inclusive classroom designs. While highlighting topics such as game-based learning, coding education, and multimodal narratives, this book is ideally designed for practicing instructors, pre-service teachers, professional development coordinators, instructional facilitators, curriculum designers, academicians, and researchers seeking interdisciplinary coverage on how participatory literacies enhance a student’s ability to both contribute to the class and engage in opportunities beyond the classroom.