Unsettling Narratives


Author:
Bradford, Clare
Grade Levels:
College, University
Nation:
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
279
Publisher:
Wilfrid Laurier University Press

Price:
Sale price$62.38
Stock:
In stock

Description

Unsettling Narratives: Postcolonial Readings of Children's Literature demonstrates how settler-society texts position child readers as citizens of postcolonial nations, how they represent the colonial past to modern readers, what they propose about race relations, and how they conceptualize systems of power and government. Clare Bradford focuses on texts produced since 1980 in Canada, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand and includes picture books, novels, and films by Indigenous and non-Indigenous publishers and producers. From extensive readings, the author focuses on key works to produce a thorough analysis rather than a survey. Unsettling Narratives opens up an area of scholarship and discussionùthe use of postcolonial theoriesùrelatively new to the field of children's literature and demonstrates that many texts recycle the colonial discourses naturalized within mainstream cultures. Clare Bradford is a professor of literary studies at Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia, where she teaches and researches mainly children's literature. Chapter 2 discusses Indigenous Texts and Publishers from Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.

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