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Ethics And Children S Literature

Author : Claudia Mills
ISBN : 9781317141396
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Exploring the ethical questions posed by, in, and about children’s literature, this collection examines the way texts intended for children raise questions of value, depict the moral development of their characters, and call into attention shared moral presuppositions. The essays in Part I look at various past attempts at conveying moral messages to children and interrogate their underlying assumptions. What visions of childhood were conveyed by explicit attempts to cultivate specific virtues in children? What unstated cultural assumptions were expressed by growing resistance to didacticism? How should we prepare children to respond to racism in their books and in their society? Part II takes up the ethical orientations of various classic and contemporary texts, including 'prosaic ethics' in the Hundred Acre Wood, moral discernment in Narnia, ethical recognition in the distant worlds traversed by L’Engle, and virtuous transgression in recent Anglo-American children’s literature and in the emerging children’s literature of 1960s Taiwan. Part III’s essays engage in ethical criticism of arguably problematic messages about our relationship to nonhuman animals, about war, and about prejudice. The final section considers how we respond to children’s literature with ethically focused essays exploring a range of ways in which child readers and adult authorities react to children’s literature. Even as children’s literature has evolved in opposition to its origins in didactic Sunday school tracts and moralizing fables, authors, parents, librarians, and scholars remain sensitive to the values conveyed to children through the texts they choose to share with them.

Multicultural Literature And Response

Author : Lynn Atkinson Smolen
ISBN : 9781598844740
Genre : Education
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All students need access to books in which they can see themselves--not just their physical appearance, but their culture and language, as well. "Multicultural Literature and Response: Affirming Diverse Voices" was written to help teachers and librarians find and use the best multicultural books in the service of reading comprehension and more. Underscoring the necessity of selecting quality literature that authentically, sensitively, and accurately portrays different groups, the book defines multicultural literature and provides a strong argument for its importance in schools and libraries. Expert contributors guide users to multicultural authors and illustrators who portrays U.S. ethnic and cultural groups, and they suggest ways to integrate this literature with writing, fluency development, storytelling, and audiovisuals. Extensive lists of books and websites that feature multicultural literature, as well as of authors, illustrators, and publishers of multicultural literature, make it easy to include such works in programs across the curriculum.

The Inverted Conquest

Author : Alejandro Mejias-Lopez
ISBN : 9780826516794
Genre : Literary Collections
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"Modernismo" (1880s-1920s) is considered one of the most groundbreaking literary movements in Hispanic history, as it transformed literature in Spanish to an extent not seen since the Renaissance. As Alejandro Mejias-Lopez demonstrates, however, "modernismo" was also groundbreaking in another, more radical way: it was the first time a postcolonial literature took over the literary field of the former European metropolis. Expanding Bourdieu's concepts of cultural field and symbolic capital beyond national boundaries, "The Inverted Conquest" shows how" modernismo" originated in Latin America and traveled to Spain, where it provoked a complete renovation of Spanish letters and contributed to a national identity crisis. In the process, described by Latin American writers as a reversal of colonial relations, "modernismo" wrested literary and cultural authority away from Spain, moving the cultural center of the Hispanic world to the Americas. Mejias-Lopez further reveals how Spanish American "modernistas" confronted the racial supremacist claims and homogenizing force of an Anglo-American modernity that defined the Hispanic as un-modern. Constructing a new Hispanic genealogy, "modernistas" wrote Spain as the birthplace of modernity and themselves as the true bearers of the modern spirit, moved by the pursuit of knowledge, cosmopolitanism, and cultural miscegenation, rather than technology, consumption, and scientific theories of racial purity. Bound by the intrinsic limits of neocolonial and postcolonial theories, scholarship has been unwilling or unable to explore "modernismo's" profound implications for our understanding of Western modernities.

Handbook Of Hispanic Culture Literature

Author : Nicolás Kanellos
ISBN : 1611921635
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The Greenwood Encyclopedia Of Latino Literature

Author : Nicolás Kanellos
ISBN : 0313339708
Genre : Literary Collections
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Contains over seven hundred entries on Latino authors, genres, events, movements, and publishers.

Recovering The U S Hispanic Literary Heritage

Author : Ramón A. Gutiérrez
ISBN : UOM:39015033120836
Genre : Literary Collections
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Presents essays dealing with literature written by Hispanic Americans from the sixteenth century through 1960, evaluates individual authors, and examines the contributions of Latino authors in a multicultural, multilingual society.

The Horn Book Magazine

Author : Bertha E. Mahony Miller
ISBN : UCAL:B3593978
Genre : Children's literature
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Vol. 2 includes extra number, "Experimental schools in England," Jan. 1926.

University Of California Publications In Modern Philology

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ISBN : UCAL:B3487558
Genre : Literature
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Reference Books For Young Readers

Author : Marion Sader
ISBN : UOM:39015010364118
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Describes and evaluates encyclopedias, atlases, dictionaries, work books, and large-print reference books, and offers advice on choosing reference books

The Continuum Encyclopedia Of Children S Literature

Author : Bernice E. Cullinan
ISBN : UOM:49015002917988
Genre : Children
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With 1,200 biographical-critical entries and nearly 100 topical articles all written by experts in the field, this single-volume reference covers 150 years of children's literature in many cultures. Biographical-critical entries include authors as well as illustrators.

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