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Power, Voice and Subjectivity in Literature for Young Readers


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Series Editor's Foreword Acknowledgments Introduction: Why Does Pippi Sleep with Her Feet on the Pillow? 1: Harry Potter and the Secrets of Children's Literature 2: Othering the Sense: Language and (Mis)communication 3: Othering the Genre: Fantasy and Realism 4: Othering the Child: George MacDonald's Fairy Tales 5: Othering the Future: Stereotypes of Dystopia 6: Othering the Setting: Orientalism and Robinsonade 7: Othering Gender: New Masculinities, New Femininities 8: Othering Voice: Crossvocalization and Performance 9: Othering Ideology: Literature in Society's Service 10: Othering the Species: The (Ab)use of Animals 11: Othering the Visual: Power Structures in Picturebooks 12: Othering the Reader: Identification Fallacy Conclusion: The Adult's Self-Denial Bibliography Index

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Maria Nikolajeva is a Professor of Education at the University of Cambridge, UK. She is the recipient of the international Grimm Award for lifetime achievements in children's literature research.


"This is a significant, provocative study of children's textual 'oppression.'" Recommended."

"Essential reading for anyone who is or would be a scholar of children's literature."
--Children's Literature Association Quarterly

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