Contemporary Adolescent Literature and Culture: The Emergent - download pdf or read online

By Mary Hilton,Mary Hilton and Maria Nikolajeva

Offering quite a lot of severe views, this quantity explores the ethical, ideological and literary landscapes in fiction and different cultural productions aimed toward teens. subject matters tested are formative years and the flora and fauna, nationhood and identification, the mapping of sexual awakening onto postcolonial expertise, hybridity and trans-racial romance, transgressive sexuality, the sexually abused adolescent physique, song as a code for identification formation, representations of adolescent emotion, and what neuroscience examine tells us approximately younger grownup readers, writers, and younger artists.

Throughout, the quantity explores the methods writers configure their adolescent protagonists as awkward, alienated, rebellious and unsatisfied, in order that the determine of the younger grownup turns into an emblem of wider political and societal matters. studying intensive major modern novels, together with these by means of Julia Alvarez, Stephenie Meyer, Tamora Pierce, Malorie Blackman and Meg Rosoff, between others, modern Adolescent Literature and tradition illuminates the ways that the cultural buildings 'adolescent' and 'young grownup fiction' percentage a few of society's so much painful anxieties and contradictions.

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