Gender Dilemmas in Children's Fiction

Perfect | October 15, 2009

byKerry Mallan

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This engaging study examines diverse genders and sexualities in a wide range of contemporary fiction for children and young people. Mallans insights into key dilemmas arising from the texts treatment of romance, beauty, cyberbodies, queer, and comedy are provocative and trustworthy, and deliver exciting theoretical and social perspectives.

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This engaging study examines diverse genders and sexualities in a wide range of contemporary fiction for children and young people. Mallans insights into key dilemmas arising from the texts treatment of romance, beauty, cyberbodies, queer, and comedy are provocative and trustworthy, and deliver exciting theoretical and social perspecti...

KERRY MALLAN is Professor in Education at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. She co-edited Youth Cultures: Texts, Images, and Identities (2003), an IRSCL Honour Book. Her most recent book, New World Orders in Contemporary Childrens Literature: Utopian Transformations (2008), is co-authored with Clare Bradford, John Stephe...

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Format:PerfectDimensions:221 pages, 8.5 × 5.4 × 0.7 inPublished:October 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230202519

ISBN - 13:9780230202511

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Table of Contents

Contents
List of illustrations
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Rethinking Gender
Desire, Pleasure, and Romance: Postfeminism and Other Seductions
The Beauty Dilemma: Gendered Bodies and Aesthetic Judgement
Gendered Cyber-Bodies: The Dilemma of Technological 'Existenz'
Queer Spaces in a Straight World: The Dilemmas of Sexual Identity
No Laughing Matter... Or Is It? The Serio-Comic Side of Gender
Conclusion
Notes
References
Index