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The Routledge Companion to International Children’s Literature

Edited by: John Stephens , Celia Abicalil Belmiro , Alice Curry , Li Lifang , Yasmine S. Motawy

Print publication date:  September  2017
Online publication date:  September  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138778061
eBook ISBN: 9781315771663
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Demonstrating the aesthetic, cultural, political and intellectual diversity of children?s literature across the globe, The Routledge Companion to International Children?s Literature is the first volume of its kind to focus on the undervisited regions of the world. With particular focus on Asia, Africa and Latin America, the collection raises awareness of children?s literature and related media as they exist in large regions of the world to which ?mainstream? European and North American scholarship pays very little attention.

Sections cover:

? Concepts and theories

? Historical contexts and national identity

? Cultural forms and children?s texts

? Traditional story and adaptation

? Picture books across the majority world

? Trends in children?s and young adult literatures.


Exposition of the literary, cultural and historical contexts in which children?s literature is produced, together with an exploration of intersections between these literatures and more extensively researched areas, will enhance access and understanding for a large range of international readers. The essays offer an ideal introduction for those newly approaching literature for children in specific areas, looking for new insights and interdisciplinary perspectives, or interested in directions for future scholarship.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Globalization and glocalization Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The unhu literary gaze Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Realism and magic in Latin American children’s books Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Politics and ethics in Chinese texts for the young Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Egyptian children’s literature Download PDF
Chapter  6:  “The Trees, they have long memories” Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Grounds for “rights reading” practices Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The construction of a modern child and a Chinese national character Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Violence and death in Brazilian children’s and young adult literature Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Indigenous and juvenile Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The British Empire and Indian nationalism in Rabindranath Tagore’s historical poems and The Land of Cards  Download PDF
Chapter  12:  “Breaking the mirror” Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Postcoloniality, globalization, and transcultural production of children’s literature in postwar Taiwan Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The paradoxical negotiation of coloniality and postcoloniality in African children’s literature with particular reference to Zimbabwe Download PDF
Chapter  15:  “Imperial gospel”The Afrikaans children’s Bible and the dawn of Afrikaner civil religion in South Africa Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Children’s literature in the GCC Arab states Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Imagology, narrative modalities and Korean picture books Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Ethnic-racial relations in literature for children and young people in Brazil Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The crucible Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Contemporary poetry for children and youth in Brazil Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Every which way Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Old/new media for Muslim children in English and Arabic Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Brazilian children’s literature and booklet literature Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Brazilian children’s literature in the age of digital culture Download PDF
Chapter  25:  “M’Riddle, M’Riddle, M’Yanday, O” Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Breaking and making of cross-species friendships in the Panćatantra  Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Child Hanuman and the politics of being a superhero Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Writing animal novels in Chinese children’s literature  Download PDF
Chapter  29:  The centrality of Hawaiian mythology in three genres of Hawai‘i’s contemporary folk literature for children Download PDF
Chapter  30:  From orality to print Download PDF
Chapter  31:  The granddaughters of Scheherazade Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Children’s book illustration in Colombia Download PDF
Chapter  33:  The shôjo (girl) aesthetic in Japanese illustrated and picture books Download PDF
Chapter  34:  “Light like a bird, not a feather” Download PDF
Chapter  35:  Illustrated books in ThailandFrom Mana-Manee to the eighty picture books project Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Early childhood literature in Brazil and Mexico Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Conception and trends of Iranian picture books Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Multimodal children’s books in Turkey Download PDF
Chapter  39:  Recent trends and themes in realist Chinese children’s fiction Download PDF
Chapter  40:  The Moribito series and its relation to trends in Japanese children’s literature  Download PDF
Chapter  41:  Recent trends and themes in Malaysian children’s fiction Download PDF
Chapter  42:  Brazilian literature for children and youth Download PDF
Chapter  43:  Development of literature for children and young people in Chile Download PDF
Chapter  44:  Children’s and young adult literature in Guatemala Download PDF
Chapter  45:  Breaking illusions Download PDF
Chapter  46:  Facing up to reality Download PDF
Chapter  47:  “I do yearn for change, but I am afraid as well” Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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