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            Graphic Girlhoods: Visualizing Education and Violence
             

            Graphic Girlhoods: Visualizing Education and Violence (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Marshall, Elizabeth

            • RRP: $73.99
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            • Pub Date
              1 Jul 20

            Drawing on a dynamic set of graphic texts of girlhood, Elizabeth Marshall identifies the locations, cultural practices, and representational strategies through which schoolgirls experience real and metaphorical violence. How is the schoolgirl made legible through violence in grap...hic texts of girlhood? What knowledge about girlhood and violence are under erasure within mainstream images and scripts about the schoolgirl? In what ways has the schoolgirl been pictured in graphic narratives to communicate feminist knowledge, represent trauma, and/or testify about social violence? Graphic Girlhoods focuses on these questions to make visible and ultimately question how sexism, racism and other forms of structural violence inform education and girlhood. From picture books about mean girls like The Recess Queen or graphic novels like Jane, The Fox and Me to Ronald Searle's ghastly pupils in the St. Trinian's cartoons to graphic memoirs about schooling by adult women, such as Ruby Bridges's Through My Eyes and Lynda Barry's One Hundred Demons texts for and about the schoolgirl stake a claim in ongoing debates about gender and education.
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            ISBN 9780367592950
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Rulers of Literary Playgrounds: Politics of Intergenerational Play in Children's Literature
              

            Rulers of Literary Playgrounds: Politics of Intergenerational Play in Children's Literature (Hardback)

            Edited by Deszcz-Tryhubczak, Justyna; Kalla, Irena Barbara

            • RRP: $282.00
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            • Pub Date
              4 Nov 20

            Rulers of Literary Playgrounds: Politics of Intergenerational Play in Children's Literature offers multifaceted reflection on interdependences between children and adults as they engage in play in literary texts and in real life. This volume brings together international children...'s literature scholars who each look at children's texts as key vehicles of intergenerational play reflecting ideologies of childhood and as objects with which children and adults interact physically, emotionally, and cognitively. Each chapter applies a distinct theoretical approach to selected children's texts, including individual and social play, constructive play, or play deprivation. This collection of essays constitutes a timely voice in the current discussion about the importance of children's play and adults' contribution to it vis-a-vis the increasing limitations of opportunities for children's playful time in contemporary societies.
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            ISBN 9780367501433
            Released NZ 4 Nov 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Series Children's Literature and Culture
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 4 Nov 2020
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            Why Was Billy Bunter Never Really Expelled?: and another Twenty-Five Mysteries of Children's Literature
             

            Why Was Billy Bunter Never Really Expelled?: and another Twenty-Five Mysteries of Children's Literature (Paperback)

            By Butts, Dennis; Hunt, Peter

            • RRP: $104.50
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            A new collection of essays exploring the questions raised by children's fiction, from textual puzzles to historical and cultural conundrums.

            ISBN 9780718895440
            Released NZ 28 Sep 2019
            Publisher James Clarke & Co Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Alchemical Harry Potter: Essays on Transfiguration in J.K. Rowling's Novels
              

            The Alchemical Harry Potter: Essays on Transfiguration in J.K. Rowling's Novels (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Mamary, Anne J.

            • RRP: $210.50
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            • Pub Date
              30 Sep 20

            When Harry Potter first boards the Hogwarts Express, he journeys to a world which Rowling says has alchemy as its internal logic. The Philosopher's Stone, known for its power to transform base metals into gold and to give immortality to its maker, is the subject of the conflict b...etween Harry and Voldemort in the first book of the series. But alchemy is not about money or eternal life, it is much more about the transformations of desire, of power and of people, through love. Harry's equally remarkable and ordinary power to love leads to his desire to find but not use the Philosopher's Stone at the start of the series and his wish to end the destructive power of the Elder Wand at the end. This collection of essays on alchemical symbolism and transformations in Rowling's series demonstrates how Harry's work with magical objects, people, and creatures transfigure desire, power, and identity. As Harry's leaden existence on Privet Drive is transformed in the company of his friends and teachers, the Harry Potter novels have transformed millions of readers, inspiring us to find the gold in our ordinary lives.
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            ISBN 9781476681344
            Released NZ 30 Sep 2020
            Publisher McFarland & Co Inc
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 30 Sep 2020
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