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Gender Dilemmas in Children's Fiction

By Kerry M. Mallan

Abstract

<I>Gender Dilemmas in Children's Fiction</I> examines how fictional texts – picture books, novels, and films – produced for children and young adults are responding to the tensions and dilemmas that arise from new gender relations and sexual differences. The book discusses a diverse range of international children's fiction published between 1990 and 2008. Some of the key dilemmas that emerge are around the texts' treatment of romance, beauty, cyberbodies, queer, and comedy

Topics: 200205 Culture Gender Sexuality, 200599 Literary Studies not elsewhere classified, gender, children's literature, sexuality, film, young adult fiction
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Year: 2009
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.qut.edu.au:27230
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