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The Resource Children's literature and capitalism : fictions of social mobility in Britain, 1850-1914, Christopher Parkes

Children's literature and capitalism : fictions of social mobility in Britain, 1850-1914, Christopher Parkes

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Children's literature and capitalism : fictions of social mobility in Britain, 1850-1914
Title
Children's literature and capitalism
Title remainder
fictions of social mobility in Britain, 1850-1914
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Parkes
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Language
eng
Summary
"Children's Literature and Capitalism: Fictions of Social Mobility in Britain, 1850-1914 explores the changing relationship between the child and capitalist society in the works of some of the most important writers of children's and young-adult texts in the Victorian and Edwardian periods. After the first phase of industrialization in Britain, the child emerged as both a victim of and a threat to capitalism. The exploitation of children in the nation's dark, satanic mills revealed the unsentimental nature of the economic marketplace and threatened to render capitalist society as that which can only destroy the innocent child. Examining the works of authors including Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, E. Nesbit, Frances Hodgson Burnett and L. M. Montgomery, Children's Literature and Capitalism explores how a new rhetorical strategy emerged in the nineteenth century which equated the spirit of capitalism with the spirit of childhood. Children were re-configured as subjects defined by their innate ingenuity and invention and, in the process, they were transformed into ideal participants in capitalist society. This is the first study to focus not on what capitalism has done to the child but what the child has done to capitalism."--
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Parkes, Christopher
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical approaches to children's literature
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  • Children's literature, English
  • Children in literature
  • Social mobility
  • Capitalism in literature
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Children's literature and capitalism : fictions of social mobility in Britain, 1850-1914, Christopher Parkes
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Avoiding dead ends and blind alleys: re-imagining youth employment in nineteenth-century Britain -- Family business and childhood experience: David Copperfield and Great Expectations -- Adventure fiction and the youth problem: Treasure Island and Kidnapped -- Commercialism and middle-class innocence: the story of the treasure seeker and The railway children -- Educational tracking and the feminized classroom: a little princess and The secret garden -- The female life history and the labour market: Anne of Green Gables and Anne's house of dreams
Control code
FIEb17216667
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 215 pages
Isbn
9780230364127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)785873629
Label
Children's literature and capitalism : fictions of social mobility in Britain, 1850-1914, Christopher Parkes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Avoiding dead ends and blind alleys: re-imagining youth employment in nineteenth-century Britain -- Family business and childhood experience: David Copperfield and Great Expectations -- Adventure fiction and the youth problem: Treasure Island and Kidnapped -- Commercialism and middle-class innocence: the story of the treasure seeker and The railway children -- Educational tracking and the feminized classroom: a little princess and The secret garden -- The female life history and the labour market: Anne of Green Gables and Anne's house of dreams
Control code
FIEb17216667
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
ix, 215 pages
Isbn
9780230364127
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)785873629

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