The Early Reader in Children s Literature and Culture

The Early Reader in Children s Literature and Culture
Author: Jennifer Miskec,Annette Wannamaker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2015-12-22
ISBN: 1317394763
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Early Reader in Children s Literature and Culture Book Excerpt:

This is the first volume to consider the popular literary category of Early Readers – books written and designed for children who are just beginning to read independently. It argues that Early Readers deserve more scholarly attention and careful thought because they are, for many younger readers, their first opportunity to engage with a work of literature on their own, to feel a sense of mastery over a text, and to experience pleasure from the act of reading independently. Using interdisciplinary approaches that draw upon and synthesize research being done in education, child psychology, sociology, cultural studies, and children’s literature, the volume visits Early Readers from a variety of angles: as teaching tools; as cultural artifacts that shape cultural and individual subjectivity; as mass produced products sold to a niche market of parents, educators, and young children; and as aesthetic objects, works of literature and art with specific conventions. Examining the reasons such books are so popular with young readers, as well as the reasons that some adults challenge and censor them, the volume considers the ways Early Readers contribute to the construction of younger children as readers, thinkers, consumers, and as gendered, raced, classed subjects. It also addresses children’s texts that have been translated and sold around the globe, examining them as part of an increasingly transnational children’s media culture that may add to or supplant regional, ethnic, and national children’s literatures and cultures. While this collection focuses mostly on books written in English and often aimed at children living in the US, it is important to acknowledge that these Early Readers are a major US cultural export, influencing the reading habits and development of children across the globe.

Children s Literature and Culture of the First World War

Children s Literature and Culture of the First World War
Author: Lissa Paul,Rosemary R. Johnston,Emma Short
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2015-12-22
ISBN: 1317361679
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children s Literature and Culture of the First World War Book Excerpt:

Because all wars in the twenty-first century are potentially global wars, the centenary of the first global war is the occasion for reflection. This volume offers an unprecedented account of the lives, stories, letters, games, schools, institutions (such as the Boy Scouts and YMCA), and toys of children in Europe, North America, and the Global South during the First World War and surrounding years. By engaging with developments in Children’s Literature, War Studies, and Education, and mining newly available archival resources (including letters written by children), the contributors to this volume demonstrate how perceptions of childhood changed in the period. Children who had been constructed as Romantic innocents playing safely in secure gardens were transformed into socially responsible children actively committing themselves to the war effort. In order to foreground cross-cultural connections across what had been perceived as ‘enemy’ lines, perspectives on German, American, British, Australian, and Canadian children’s literature and culture are situated so that they work in conversation with each other. The multidisciplinary, multinational range of contributors to this volume make it distinctive and a particularly valuable contribution to emerging studies on the impact of war on the lives of children.

Russian Children s Literature and Culture

Russian Children s Literature and Culture
Author: Marina Balina,Larissa Rudova
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2013-02-01
ISBN: 1135865574
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Russian Children s Literature and Culture Book Excerpt:

Soviet literature in general and Soviet children’s literature in particular have often been labeled by Western and post-Soviet Russian scholars and critics as propaganda. Below the surface, however, Soviet children’s literature and culture allowed its creators greater experimental and creative freedom than did the socialist realist culture for adults. This volume explores the importance of children’s culture, from literature to comics to theater to film, in the formation of Soviet social identity and in connection with broader Russian culture, history, and society.

Kiddie Lit

Kiddie Lit
Author: Beverly Lyon Clark
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2003
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kiddie Lit Book Excerpt:

While uncovering the institutional underpinnings of this transition, Clark also attributes it to changing American attitudes toward childhood itself, a cultural resistance to the intrinsic value of childhood expressed through sentimentality, condescension, and moralizing." "Clark's study of the critical disregard for children's books since the end of the nineteenth century - which draws on recent scholarship in gender, cultural, and literary studies - offers provocative new insights into the history of both children's literature and American literature in general, and forcefully argues that the books our children read and love demand greater respect."--Jacket.

Boys in Children s Literature and Popular Culture

Boys in Children s Literature and Popular Culture
Author: Annette Wannamaker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2012-09-10
ISBN: 1135923590
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Boys in Children s Literature and Popular Culture Book Excerpt:

Boys in Children’s Literature and Popular Culture proposes new theoretical frameworks for understanding the contradictory ways masculinity is represented in popular texts consumed by boys in the United States. The popular texts boys like are often ignored by educators and scholars, or are simply dismissed as garbage that boys should be discouraged from enjoying. However, examining and making visible the ways masculinity functions in these texts is vital to understanding the broad array of works that make up children’s culture and form dominant versions of masculinity. Such popular texts as Harry Potter, Captain Underpants, and Japanese manga and anime often perform rituals of subject formation in overtly grotesque ways that repulse adult readers and attract boys. They often use depictions of the abject – threats to bodily borders – to blur the distinctions between what is outside the body and what is inside, between what is "I" and what is "not I." Because of their reliance on depictions of the abject, those popular texts that most vigorously perform exaggerated versions of masculinity also create opportunities to make dominant masculinity visible as a social construct.

The Gothic in Children s Literature

The Gothic in Children s Literature
Author: Anna Jackson,Karen Coats,Roderick McGillis
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2008
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gothic in Children s Literature Book Excerpt:

From creepy picture books to Harry Potter to Lemony Snicket, fear has become a dominant mode of entertainment for young readers. This collection examines the early intersection of the Gothic and children's literature and the contemporary manifestations of the gothic impulse.

The Sands of Time

The Sands of Time
Author: Jenny Plastow,Margot Hillel
Publsiher: Univ of Hertfordshire Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9781905313808
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sands of Time Book Excerpt:

Children's Literature Has always been produced by radicals and reformers. Critical analysis of their views and methods is a fascinating and increasingly contested new field. Bringing together a range of perspectives from established academics, well-known children's writers and students of children's literature, this collection provides an unusual and challenging read. Whether you are interested in how writers present the lives of working children in nineteenth-century America, how picture books challenge and subvert the political stance of contemporary Australia, or how issues in Kenya or Palestine can become the material of children's fiction, there are plenty of ideas to explore. --

Colonial Girlhood in Literature Culture and History 1840 1950

Colonial Girlhood in Literature  Culture and History  1840 1950
Author: K. Moruzi,M. Smith
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2014-08-25
ISBN: 1137356359
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Colonial Girlhood in Literature Culture and History 1840 1950 Book Excerpt:

Colonial Girlhood in Literature, Culture and History, 1840-1950 explores a range of real and fictional colonial girlhood experiences from Jamaica, Mauritius, South Africa, India, New Zealand, Australia, England, Ireland, and Canada to reflect on the transitional state of girlhood between childhood and adulthood.

Learning from Picturebooks

Learning from Picturebooks
Author: Bettina Kümmerling-Meibauer,Jörg Meibauer,Kerstin Nachtigäller,Katharina J. Rohlfing
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2015-02-20
ISBN: 1317961528
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Learning from Picturebooks Book Excerpt:

Picturebooks, understood as a series of meaningful text-picture relations, are increasingly acknowledged as an autonomous sub-genre of children’s literature. Being highly complex aesthetic products, their use is deeply embedded in specific situations of joint attention between a caregiver and a child. This volume focuses on the question of what children may learn from looking at picturebooks, whether printed in a book format, created in a digital format, or self-produced by educationalists and researchers. Interest in the relationship between cognitive processes and children’s literature is growing rapidly, and in this book, theoretical frameworks such as cognitive linguistics, cognitive narratology, cognitive poetics, and cognitive psychology, have been applied to the analysis of children’s literature. Chapters gather empirical research from the fields of literary studies, linguistics and cognitive psychology together for the first time to build a cohesive understanding of how picturebooks assist learning and development. International contributions explore: language acquisition the child’s cognitive development emotional development literary acquisition ("literary literacy") visual literacy. Divided into three parts considering symbol-based learning, co-constructed learning, and learning language skills, this cross-disciplinary volume will appeal to researchers, students and professionals engaged in children’s literature and literacy studies, as well as those from the fields of cognitive and developmental psychology, linguistics, and education.

Children s Literature Abstracts

Children s Literature Abstracts
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1993
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Children
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children s Literature Abstracts Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Handbook of Vegan Studies

The Routledge Handbook of Vegan Studies
Author: Laura Wright
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2021-03-31
ISBN: 1000364607
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Vegan Studies Book Excerpt:

This wide-ranging volume explores the tension between the dietary practice of veganism and the manifestation, construction, and representation of a vegan identity in today’s society. Emerging in the early 21st century, vegan studies is distinct from more familiar conceptions of "animal studies," an umbrella term for a three-pronged field that gained prominence in the late 1990s and early 2000s, consisting of critical animal studies, human animal studies, and posthumanism. While veganism is a consideration of these modes of inquiry, it is a decidedly different entity, an ethical delineator that for many scholars marks a complicated boundary between theoretical pursuit and lived experience. The Routledge Handbook of Vegan Studies is the must-have reference for the important topics, problems, and key debates in the subject area and is the first of its kind. Comprising over 30 chapters by a team of international contributors, this handbook is divided into five parts: History of vegan studies Vegan studies in the disciplines Theoretical intersections Contemporary media entanglements Veganism around the world These sections contextualize veganism beyond its status as a dietary choice, situating veganism within broader social, ethical, legal, theoretical, and artistic discourses. This book will be essential reading for students and researchers of vegan studies, animal studies, and environmental ethics.

The Case of Peter Rabbit

The Case of Peter Rabbit
Author: Margaret Mackey
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 214
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9780815330943
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Case of Peter Rabbit Book Excerpt:

This volume traces the modern critical and performance history of this play, one of Shakespeare's most-loved and most-performed comedies. The essay focus on such modern concerns as feminism, deconstruction, textual theory, and queer theory.

Current Index to Journals in Education

Current Index to Journals in Education
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Current Index to Journals in Education Book Excerpt:

Childhood Education

Childhood Education
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1940
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Childhood Education Book Excerpt:

Includes music.

Developing Partnerships with Families Through Children s Literature

Developing Partnerships with Families Through Children s Literature
Author: Elizabeth Lilly,Connie Green
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 287
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Developing Partnerships with Families Through Children s Literature Book Excerpt:

This book blends information on contemporary families, research on early literacy, and practical strategies for sharing children's literature in classrooms, homes, and pre-school settings. Content is based on the belief that adult-child interactions around story-reading play a significant role in fostering and developing children's language and literacy skills. This role manifests itself differently according to the social, cultural, and linguistic environment of a child's home. The authors present a selection of children's books from all genres and an array of field-tested ideas for developing early literacy. Authentic voices of teachers, children, and family members illustrate vivid descriptions of successful teacher-family partnerships and literacy strategies that work. FEATURES: Extensive lists of children's books--Coded by age range for easy selection, culturally-diverse titles are incorporated that sensitively portray children with exceptionalities. Supplies readers with a wealth of choices in fiction, nonfiction, poetry, biography, and picture books--provides a starting point for building a personal library to share with their children and families. Significant coverage of family life, including respectful, positive treatment of diversity in traditions, style, and structure--embedded in discussions in every chapter. Gives readers practical suggestions for promoting reading in daily families. Includes daily routines (bedtime, playtime, preparing meals), as well as transitions such the birth of a new child or a death in the family. A Literacy Partnership Cycle --Highlighted by numerous literacy strategies that promote family involvement. Gives readers a simple framework for engaging families in their children's early literacy development--describes effective literacy practices for collaborating with families at home and at childcare centers and preschools. Teacher to Teacher and Family to Family features--Throughout the book. Illuminates text content through the unique experiences of preschool teachers, kindergarten teachers, and other childcare specialists--address common concerns and challenges, and offer practical suggestions shown to be effective in translating theory into practice. Internet Resources sections--Highlighted within chapters wherever appropriate. Refer students to Web sites relevant to early literacy, family involvement, children's literature, and advocacy--are ideal for in-class discussions, assignments, or self-study. AUTHOR BIOS: Elizabeth Lilly, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Early Childhood and Literacy Education at Berry College. Her professional experience includes more than 20 years as a preschool, primary, and elementary teacher and teacher educator. Dr. Lilly was closely involved in the development, implementation, and evaluation of Georgia's Pre-K program. She has conducted workshops for teachers and authored publications on early literacy, family involvement, and children's literature. Her research has focused recently on story reading in linguistically and culturally diverse families. Connie Green, Ph.D., is a professor in the Reading and Birth through Kindergarten programs at Appalachian State University. For 20 years she has worked with both undergraduate and graduate teacher education programs and has conducted research on early reading and writing in both home and early childhood settings. A former kindergarten, elementary, and preschool teacher, she continues her work in early childhood settings. Her favorite times are spent sharing books and playing with her grandchildren and hiking in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

Phaedrus

Phaedrus
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1973
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Children
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Phaedrus Book Excerpt:

Essentials of Children s Literature

Essentials of Children s Literature
Author: Carl M. Tomlinson,Carol Lynch-Brown
Publsiher: Allyn & Bacon
Total Pages: 386
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Children
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Children s Literature Book Excerpt:

The sixth edition "Essentials of Children's Literature" offers a concise, straightforward presentation of children's literature that engages students and motivates them to share literature with children. Written with a comprehensive, "facts-only" approach, this lucid resource offers an abundance of examples to illustrate how to use children's literature in the classroom.

Victorian Periodicals Review

Victorian Periodicals Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1980
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Victorian Periodicals Review Book Excerpt:

Reading and Writing Pathways Through Children s and Young Adult Literature

Reading and Writing Pathways Through Children s and Young Adult Literature
Author: Alicia Curtin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2022-07-18
ISBN: 9780367821012
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading and Writing Pathways Through Children s and Young Adult Literature Book Excerpt:

This thought-provoking book will provide masters students, teachers and researchers with a toolkit and theoretical framework for teaching literacy through children's literature. It features innovative ideas for developing student and teacher experiences with literature and popular culture texts in the classroom, providing practical examples and teaching aids throughout. Taking a collaborative approach, Curtin explores how teachers and learners can engage with literature and its authors for the development of literacy in classroom practice. Connecting reader and writer identities and worlds through interviews with and suggested classroom activities from authors themselves, this text combines author, teacher and learner perspectives in the development of creative pedagogies that extend understandings of literacy beyond reading, writing and text. Exploring fairy-tales, comic books and graphic novels, children living in literature (i.e., texts which portray children, their lives and experiences), popular culture, young adult fiction, and non-fiction and digital texts such as blogs etc, this text develops a sociocultural understanding of literacy as a lived and contextually dependent practice where meaning is derived through relationships between people, settings and culture. Different contexts for literacy are explored, including reading and writing strategically (to learn about literacy and literature), widely (for personal purposes) and deeply (to transform understanding) (Short, 2011). This text will be an invaluable resource for teachers, researchers or anyone interested in reading and writing stories. The author interviews will also be of particular interest to older learners themselves as a way to develop their understanding of their own reading and writing practices. Pedagogies can be adapted to any age group, ranging from the early years to young adult.

Resources in Education

Resources in Education
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resources in Education Book Excerpt: