By Fiona McCulloch
This e-book visits modern British children’s and younger grownup (YA) fiction along cosmopolitanism, exploring the idea of the country in the context of globalization, transnationalism and citizenship. via resisting globalization’s dehumanizing conflation, cosmopolitanism bargains a moral, humanitarian, and political outlook of convivial planetary neighborhood. In its pedagogical accountability in the direction of readers who turns into destiny electorate, modern children’s and YA fiction seeks to interrogate and dismantle modes of distinction and as a substitute offer aspirational versions of empathetic global citizenship. McCulloch discusses texts resembling J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter sequence, Jackie Kay’s Strawgirl, Theresa Breslin’s Divided City, Gillian Cross’s Where I Belong, Kerry Drewery’s A Brighter Fear, Saci Lloyd’s Momentum, and Julie Bertagna’s Exodus trilogy. This publication addresses ways that children’s and YA fiction imagines not just the kingdom however the international past, trying to disrupt binary divisions via a cosmopolitical outlook. The writers mentioned envision British society’s place and position inside a world enviornment of wide-ranging topical matters, together with international conflicts, gender, racial politics, ecology, and weather switch. modern children’s fiction has matured by way of depicting characters who face uncertainty simply because the global itself reviews an doubtful way forward for worldwide dangers, comparable to environmental threats and terrorism. the amount may be of important curiosity to the fields of children’s literature, YA fiction, modern fiction, cosmopolitanism, ecofeminism, gender idea, and British and Scottish literature.
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Contemporary British Children’s Fiction and Cosmopolitanism (Children's Literature and Culture) by Fiona McCulloch