Children and Cultural Memory in Texts of Childhood by Heather Snell, Lorna Hutchison

By Heather Snell, Lorna Hutchison

The essays during this assortment deal with the connection among kids and cultural reminiscence in texts either for and approximately youngsters. the gathering total is worried with how cultural reminiscence is formed, contested, forgotten, recovered, and (re)circulated, occasionally towards dominant nationwide narratives, and infrequently for the good thing about younger readers who're assumed to not own any previous cultural reminiscence. From the leading edge improvement of faculty libraries within the Twenties to the position of utopianism in solving cultural reminiscence for youngster readers, it offers a serious investigate childrens and ideologies of youth as they're represented in a extensive spectrum of texts, together with movie, poetry, literature, and structure from Canada, the us, Japan, Germany, Britain, India, and Spain. those cultural types collaborate to form principles and values, in flip contributing to dominant discourses approximately nationwide and worldwide citizenship. The essays incorporated within the assortment indicate that youth is an oft-imagined idealist building established largely on participation, identification, and belief; formative years is invisible and tangible, intriguing and interesting, and every now and then elusive whilst cultural and literary artifacts recreate it. Children and Cultural reminiscence in Texts of Childhood is a useful source for students of children’s literature and tradition, readers drawn to early life and beliefs, and people operating within the fields of diaspora and postcolonial studies.

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P. This address to the “Dear Child” is not uncommon in children’s texts. See, for example, Joy Kogawa, Naomi’s Road (1986), a story that uses such an address to consolidate a particular cultural memory of the internment of Japanese people in Canada in the 1940s: “Dear Children, O Canada! What a vast, beautiful country. Here there are people from all around the world. ” As with Desmond and the Very Mean Word, Naomi’s Road highlights the importance of recognizing and combating internalized racism.

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