Language and Ideology in Children's Fiction (Language in Social Life)

Language and Ideology in Children's Fiction (Language in Social Life)

By: John Stephens (author)Paperback

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An authoritative analysis of narratives written for children, focusing on the ideologies pervading texts and the ways in which creative literature represents the individual both as subject and as agent. Uses a wide range of international examples of particular types of children's books: old and new fairy tales, fantasy and historical fiction and poetry.

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Contents

General Editor's Preface
Acknowledgements

Introduction: Examining ideology in children's fiction
1. Ideology, discourse and narrative fiction
2. Readers and subject positions in children's fiction
3. Not by words alone: language, intertextuality, society
4. Ideology, carnival and interrogative texts
5. Primary scenes: the family and picture books
6. Contemplating otherness: ideology and historical fiction
7. Words of power: fantasy and realism as linguistically constituted modes

Bibliography
Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 06/07/1992
  • ISBN13: 9780582070622
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 322
  • ID: 9780582070622
  • weight: 375
  • ISBN10: 0582070627

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