By Jo Lampert
In this pioneering and well timed ebook, Lampert examines the ways that cultural identities are built inside younger grownup and children’s literature in regards to the assaults of September eleven, 2001. examples together with photograph books, younger grownup novels, and a variety of DC Comics, Lampert reveals the co-mingling of xenophobia and tolerance, the binaried festival among sturdy and evil and international concord and nationwide insularity, and the glorification of either the standard hero and the super-human. particularly, Lampert identifies 3 major identification different types encoded in Sept. 11 books for children--ethnic identities, nationwide identities, and heroic identities--arguing that their formation is contingent upon post-9/11 politics. those transferring identities supply implicit and particular debts of what represent strong citizenship, loyalty to kingdom and group, and fascinating attributes in a Western post-9/11 context.
Lampert makes an unique contribution to the sphere of children’s literature through delivering a concentrated and sustained research of the way texts for kids approximately Sept. 11 give a contribution to formations of identification in those complicated instances of cultural unease and international unrest.
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