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Unsettling narratives [electronic resource] : postcolonial readings of children's literature / Clare Bradford.

By: Bradford, Clare.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: [Waterloo, Ont.] : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, c2007Description: 1 online resource (vii, 279 p.) : ill., port.ISBN: 9781429480338 (electronic bk.); 1429480335 (electronic bk.); 9780889205079; 0889205078; 1280908009; 9781280908002.Subject(s): Children's literature -- History and criticism | Children -- Books and reading | Postcolonialism in literature | Children's literature -- Political aspects | Indigenous peoples in literature | Native peoples in literature | Litt�erature de jeunesse -- Histoire et critique | Enfants -- Livres et lecture | Postcolonialisme dans la litt�erature | Litt�erature de jeunesse -- Aspect politique | Autochtones dans la litt�erature | TRAVEL -- Special Interest -- Literary | LITERARY CRITICISM -- General | Commonwealth | Postkoloniale Literatur | Ureinwohner | KinderliteraturGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Unsettling narratives.DDC classification: 809/.89282 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
"When languages collide": resistance and representation: Language, resistance, and subjectivity; Indigenous texts and publishers; White imaginings; Telling the past -- Place and postcolonial significations: Space, time, nation; Borders, journeys, and liminality; Politics and place; Allegories of place and race.
Review: "Unsettling Narratives: Postcolonial Readings of Children's Literature demonstrates how settler-society texts position child readers as citizens of postcolonial nations, and how they represent the colonial past to modern readers, what they propose about race relations, and how they conceptualize systems of power and government." "Clare Bradford focuses on texts produced since 1980 and includes picture books, novels, and films from Indigenous and non-Indigenous sources. From extensive readings, the author focuses on key works to produce a thorough analysis rather than a survey. Unsettling Narratives opens up an area of scholarship and discussion - the use of postcolonial theories - relatively new to the field of children's literature and demonstrates that many texts recycle the colonial discourses naturalized within mainstream cultures."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-269) and index.

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"When languages collide": resistance and representation: Language, resistance, and subjectivity; Indigenous texts and publishers; White imaginings; Telling the past -- Place and postcolonial significations: Space, time, nation; Borders, journeys, and liminality; Politics and place; Allegories of place and race.

"Unsettling Narratives: Postcolonial Readings of Children's Literature demonstrates how settler-society texts position child readers as citizens of postcolonial nations, and how they represent the colonial past to modern readers, what they propose about race relations, and how they conceptualize systems of power and government." "Clare Bradford focuses on texts produced since 1980 and includes picture books, novels, and films from Indigenous and non-Indigenous sources. From extensive readings, the author focuses on key works to produce a thorough analysis rather than a survey. Unsettling Narratives opens up an area of scholarship and discussion - the use of postcolonial theories - relatively new to the field of children's literature and demonstrates that many texts recycle the colonial discourses naturalized within mainstream cultures."--Jacket.

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