Politics and ideology in children's literature

Marian Thérèse Keyes & Áine McGillicuddy editors

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ISBN: 978-1-84682-526-2
August 2014. 192pp.

The seventh volume in the Studies in Children's Literature series, this volume examines how children’s books retain the ability to transform, activate, indoctrinate or empower their readers. From utopian and dystopian voices to children’s literature written in response to war situations to critiques of misogynistic assumptions that normalize or eroticize violence, these essays demonstrate the potential of children’s literature to radically challenge cultural norms.

Contributors: Clementine Beauvais (Homerton College, Cambridge), Jessica D’Eath (NUI Galway), Victoria de Rijke (Middlesex U), Elizabeth A. Galway (U Lethbridge), Anne Marie Herron (ind.), Marian Thérèse Keyes (Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Libraries), Brigitte Le Juez (DCU), Áine McGillicuddy (DCU), Ciara Ní Bhroin (Marino Institute), Eithne O’Connell (DCU), Marion Rana (Interjuli), Olga Springer (Tübingen U), Susan Shau Ming Tan (U Cambridge).

Marian Thérèse Keyes holds a PhD from Dublin City University (St Patrick's College, Drumcondra) and is a Senior Executive Librarian in Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council. Áine McGillicuddy is a lecturer in German and Children’s Literature Studies at Dublin City University.