By Fiona McCulloch
This booklet visits modern British children’s and younger grownup (YA) fiction along cosmopolitanism, exploring the inspiration of the state in the context of globalization, transnationalism and citizenship. by way of resisting globalization’s dehumanizing conflation, cosmopolitanism deals a moral, humanitarian, and political outlook of convivial planetary group. 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 in its place offer aspirational types of empathetic international citizenship. McCulloch discusses texts equivalent to 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 e-book addresses ways that children’s and YA fiction imagines not just the kingdom however the global past, trying to disrupt binary divisions via a cosmopolitical outlook. The writers mentioned envision British society’s place and position inside of an international area of wide-ranging topical matters, together with worldwide conflicts, gender, racial politics, ecology, and weather switch. modern children’s fiction has matured via depicting characters who face uncertainty simply because the international itself studies an doubtful way forward for international hazards, resembling environmental threats and terrorism. the quantity could be of vital 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