By Madelyn Travis
In a interval of ongoing debate approximately religion, id, migration and tradition, this well timed learn explores the customarily politicised nature of buildings of 1 of Britain’s longest status minority groups. Representations in children’s literature prompted through the effect of the Enlightenment, the Empire, the Holocaust and 11th of September show an ongoing situation with constructing, holding or problematising the limits among Jews and Gentiles. Chapters on gender, refugees, multiculturalism and old fiction argue that literature for youth demonstrates that the placement of Jews in Britain has been ambivalent, and that this ambivalence has continued to a shocking measure in view of the dramatic socio-cultural alterations that experience taken position over centuries.
Wide-ranging in scope and interdisciplinary in procedure, Jews and Jewishness in British Children’s Literature discusses over 100 texts starting from photo books to younger grownup fiction and realism to myth. Madelyn Travis examines infrequent eighteenth- and nineteenth-century fabric plus works through authors together with Maria Edgeworth, E. Nesbit, Rudyard Kipling, Richmal Crompton, Lynne Reid Banks, Michael Rosen and others. The research additionally attracts on Travis’s formerly unpublished interviews with authors together with Adele Geras, Eva Ibbotson, Ann Jungman and Judith Kerr.
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Jews and Jewishness in British Children’s Literature (Children's Literature and Culture) by Madelyn Travis