Defining Print Culture for Youth: The Cultural Work of Children's Literature

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Anne H. Lundin, Wayne A. Wiegand, Wayne Weigand
Libraries Unlimited, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 205 pages
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Sponsored by the Center for the History of Print Culture in Modern America, this volume features a selection of ten papers compiled from the Center's second national conference, accompanied by a detailed introduction. Presented by scholars from diverse backgrounds, the essays center on the emerging, interdisciplinary field of print culture. They examine children's literature and related print materials from a cultural perspective and discuss the influence of ideological, political, and material factors on the reader. Moreover, the authors join a cultural debate over the nature of childhood in specific historical periods.

 

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Contents

Reading and Rereading The Scrapbooks of Girls Growing into Women 19001930
1
Communism for Kids Class Race and Gender in Communist Childrens Books in the United States
27
Publishing Pride The Jim Crow Series of Harlow Publishing Company
41
The Power of Black and White African Americans in LateNineteenthCentury Childrens Periodicals
61
Defining Democracy for Youth through Textbooks Controversy over the Rugg Social Studies Series in Prewar America
77
Being Poor Doesnt Count Class Ethnicity and Democracy in American Girls School Series 19001920
101
Turning Child Readers into Consumers Childrens Magazines and Advertising 19001920
121
Learning to Be a Woman Lessons from Girl Scouting and Home Economics 19201970
139
Kate Chopin and the Birth of Young Adult Fiction
155
Reading Nancy Drew in the Urban India Gender Postcolonialism and Memories of Home
169
Index
197
About the Editors and Contributors
203
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ANNE LUNDIN is Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

WAYNE A. WIEGAND is F. Williams Summers Professor, Library and Information Studies, and Professor, American Studies, Florida State University, Tallahassee. He has received numerous awards and fellowships.

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