Children's Literature, Popular Culture, and Robinson Crusoe - Critical Approaches to Children's Literature (Paperback)
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Children's Literature, Popular Culture, and Robinson Crusoe - Critical Approaches to Children's Literature (Paperback)

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Paperback 195 Pages / Published: 31/07/2012
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This study of the afterlife of Robinson Crusoe offers insights into the continued popularity and relevance of Crusoe's story and how modern conceptions of childhood are shaped by nostalgia and ideas of 'the popular'. Examining many adaptations in a variety of formats, it reconsiders the place Crusoe has occupied in our culture for three centuries.

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781349323463
Number of pages: 195
Weight: 273 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 11 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2012


MEDIA REVIEWS

'This is a beautifully researched and intricately thought-out work of scholarship, whose apparently modest scope is deceptive, since the book ultimately pushes towards a far-reaching and provocative conclusion: that Robinson Crusoe, by heralding the future 'as modernity' and evoking the past 'as nostalgia', performs 'the kind of fundamentally contradictory cultural work into whose service the idea of childhood itself has been called for at least the last two centuries'' - Louise Joy, University of Cambridge, UK

'O'Malley's recognition of Robinson Crusoe as an enduring media event will, one hopes, spur other scholars to revisit the history of

this western classic and consider that Crusoe's legacy may not be built upon the power of Defoe's prose or narration, but rather on derivatives and adaptations that were frequently revised to reflect the ideas and values of a rapidly evolving society.' - Jordan Howell, University of Delaware, USA

'Weaving together social history, textual analysis, impressive archival research, and lucid theoretical argument, Children's Literature, Popular Culture, and Robinson Crusoe is a tour de force of scholarship.' - Susan Naramore Maher, Children's Literature Association Quarterly

'O'Malley's study is interesting, insightful, and enjoyable.' - The Year's Work in English Studies

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