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By Mary Hilton,Mary Hilton and Maria Nikolajeva

ISBN-10: 1138250457

ISBN-13: 9781138250451

ISBN-10: 1409439887

ISBN-13: 9781409439882

Offering a variety of serious views, this quantity explores the ethical, ideological and literary landscapes in fiction and different cultural productions aimed toward teenagers. themes tested are formative years and the flora and fauna, nationhood and identification, the mapping of sexual awakening onto postcolonial know-how, hybridity and trans-racial romance, transgressive sexuality, the sexually abused adolescent physique, tune as a code for identification formation, representations of adolescent emotion, and what neuroscience learn tells us approximately younger grownup readers, writers, and younger artists.

Throughout, the quantity explores the methods writers configure their adolescent protagonists as awkward, alienated, rebellious and unsatisfied, in order that the determine of the younger grownup turns into an emblem of wider political and societal matters. interpreting extensive major modern novels, together with these through Julia Alvarez, Stephenie Meyer, Tamora Pierce, Malorie Blackman and Meg Rosoff, between others, modern Adolescent Literature and tradition illuminates the ways that the cultural buildings 'adolescent' and 'young grownup fiction' proportion a few of society's such a lot painful anxieties and contradictions.

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