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The outside child, in and out of the book - Christine Wilkie-Stibbs

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Title
The outside child, in and out of the book
Author
Christine Wilkie-Stibbs
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Routledge
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20111213

The Outside Child, In and Out of the Book is situated at the intersection between children's literature studies and childhood studies. In this provocative book, Christine Wilkie-Stibbs juxtaposes the narratives of literary and actual children/young adults to explore how Western culture has imagined, defined, and dealt with their outsider status -whether orphaned, homeless, refugee, victims of abuse, or exploited - and how processes of economic, social, or political impoverishment are sustained and naturalized in regimes of power, authority, and domination.

In five chapters titled: "Outsider," "Displaced," "Erased," "Abject," "Unattached," and "Colonized," the book situates and repositions a range of pre- and post-millennium children's/young adult fictions, autobiographies, policy documents, and reports in the current climate of rabid globalization, new "out-group" definitions, and prescribed normativity. Children's/young adult fictions considered include: Malorie Blackman's Noughts and Crosses trilogy; Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; Jacqueline Wilson's The Illustrated Mum; Shyam Selvadurai's Funny Boy; Ann Provoost's Falling; Meg Rosoff's, How I Live Now; Elizabeth Laird's A Little Piece of Ground. Autobiographical works include Zlata Filipovic's Zlata's Diary; Kevin Lewis's The Kid; Latifa's My Forbidden Face; and Valrie Zenatti's When I Was a Soldier.

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Christine Wilkie-Stibbs is an Associate Professor at the University of Warwick UK. specialising in critical theory, children's literature and childhood. She is author of The Feminine Subject in Children's LIterature and The Mythological Consciousness of Russell Hoban.

"...a valuable addition to resources for teaching and studying texts about and for the young." - IRSCL



"Provocative, dense with ideas and very readable... its examination of specific narrative strategies in children's literature concerned with outsiderness make this a valuable addition to the body of research in children's literature and childhood studies." --Phyllis Ramage, Wasafiri, No. 60, Winter 2009

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Children's literature - History and criticism.|Children with social disabilities.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
216

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