Gender Dilemmas in Children's Fiction by K. MallanGender Dilemmas in Children's Fiction by K. Mallan

Gender Dilemmas in Children's Fiction

byK. Mallan

Hardcover | August 28, 2009

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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.
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...
Title:Gender Dilemmas in Children's FictionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:221 pagesPublished:August 28, 2009Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230202519

ISBN - 13:9780230202511


Table of Contents

List of illustrations
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