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Disturbing the universe [electronic resource] : power and repression in adolescent literature / by Roberta Seelinger Trites.

By: Trites, Roberta Seelinger, 1962-.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, c2000Description: 1 online resource (xv, 189 p.).ISBN: 1587293331 (electronic bk.); 9781587293337 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Young adult fiction, American -- History and criticism | Adolescence in literature | Postmodernism (Literature) -- United States | Power (Social sciences) in literature | Repression (Psychology) in literature | Teenagers -- Books and reading | LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Disturbing the universe.DDC classification: 813.009/9283 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
''Do I dare disturb the universe?'': Adolescent Literature in the Postmodern Era -- ''I don't know the words':' Institutional Discourses in Adolescent Literature -- ''Maybe that is writing, changing things around and disguising the for-real'': The Paradox of Authority in Adolescent Literature -- ''All of a sudden I came': Sex and Power in Adolescent Novels -- ''When I can control the focus'': Death and Narrative Resolution in Adolescent Literature -- Conclusion: The Poststructural Pedagogy of Adolescent Literature.
Summary: The Young Adult novel is ordinarily characterized as a coming-of-age story, in which the narrative revolves around the individual growth and maturation of a character, but Roberta Trites expands this notion by chronicling the dynamics of power and repression that weave their way through YA books. Characters in these novels must learn to negotiate the levels of power that exist in the myriad social institutions within which they function, including family, church, government, and school.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 163-175) and index.

''Do I dare disturb the universe?'': Adolescent Literature in the Postmodern Era -- ''I don't know the words':' Institutional Discourses in Adolescent Literature -- ''Maybe that is writing, changing things around and disguising the for-real'': The Paradox of Authority in Adolescent Literature -- ''All of a sudden I came': Sex and Power in Adolescent Novels -- ''When I can control the focus'': Death and Narrative Resolution in Adolescent Literature -- Conclusion: The Poststructural Pedagogy of Adolescent Literature.

The Young Adult novel is ordinarily characterized as a coming-of-age story, in which the narrative revolves around the individual growth and maturation of a character, but Roberta Trites expands this notion by chronicling the dynamics of power and repression that weave their way through YA books. Characters in these novels must learn to negotiate the levels of power that exist in the myriad social institutions within which they function, including family, church, government, and school.

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