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'Children's books seek to assist children to understand themselves and their world. 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 discussion - the use of postcolonial theories - relatively new to the field of children's literature and demonstrates that many texts recycle the colonial discourses naturalized within mainstream cultures ' (From publisher's catalogue).

Contents: Introduction. Part One: 'When Languages Collide': Resistance and Representation 1. Language, Resistance, and Subjectivity.2. Indigenous Texts and Publishers.3. White Imaginings.4. Telling the Past. Part Two: Place and Postcolonial Significations.5. Space, Time, Nation. 6. Borders, Journeys, and Liminality.7. Politics and Place.8. Allegories of Place and Race.Conclusion

Notes

  • Subject works listed selectively.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Waterloo, Ontario,
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      Canada,
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      Americas,
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      Wilfrid Laurier University Press ,
      2007 .
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      Extent: vii, 279 p.p.
      Description: illus., port.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliographical references (p. 253-269) and index.
      ISBN: 9780889205079, 0889205078

Works about this Work

Writing East Timor for Children : Mobilizing Sympathy David Callahan , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: New Review of Children's Literature and Librarianship , September vol. 22 no. 2 2016; (p. 108-123)
'Novels about East Timor in English and Portuguese for children have been scarce. Despite a contemporary background of revisionist approaches to history, the nationalist focus of such material means that certain stories are handled rarely, even those that interpellate the nation in some way. This article examines ways in which support for East Timor is underwritten in the few novels for children and young adults that deal with East Timor in English and Portuguese, concluding with a brief assessment of the extent to which they realize Herbert Kohl’s suggestions of appropriate strategies for what he terms “Radical Children’s Literature.”'
Untitled Gerri Kimber , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Postcolonial Writing , May vol. 46 no. 2 2010; (p. 237-238)

— Review of Unsettling Narratives : Postcolonial Readings of Children's Literature Clare Bradford , 2007 single work criticism
[Untitled] Stella Lees , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 15 no. 4 2007; (p. 40)

— Review of Unsettling Narratives : Postcolonial Readings of Children's Literature Clare Bradford , 2007 single work criticism
[Untitled] Stella Lees , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 15 no. 4 2007; (p. 40)

— Review of Unsettling Narratives : Postcolonial Readings of Children's Literature Clare Bradford , 2007 single work criticism
Untitled Gerri Kimber , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Postcolonial Writing , May vol. 46 no. 2 2010; (p. 237-238)

— Review of Unsettling Narratives : Postcolonial Readings of Children's Literature Clare Bradford , 2007 single work criticism
Writing East Timor for Children : Mobilizing Sympathy David Callahan , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: New Review of Children's Literature and Librarianship , September vol. 22 no. 2 2016; (p. 108-123)
'Novels about East Timor in English and Portuguese for children have been scarce. Despite a contemporary background of revisionist approaches to history, the nationalist focus of such material means that certain stories are handled rarely, even those that interpellate the nation in some way. This article examines ways in which support for East Timor is underwritten in the few novels for children and young adults that deal with East Timor in English and Portuguese, concluding with a brief assessment of the extent to which they realize Herbert Kohl’s suggestions of appropriate strategies for what he terms “Radical Children’s Literature.”'
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