Children and Cultural Memory in Texts of Childhood

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The essays in this collection address the relationship between children and cultural memory in texts both for and about young people. The collection overall is concerned with how cultural memory is shaped, contested, forgotten, recovered, and (re)circulated, sometimes in opposition to dominant national narratives, and often for the benefit of young readers who are assumed not to possess any prior cultural memory. From the innovative development of school libraries in the 1920s to the role of utopianism in fixing cultural ...

Children and Cultural Memory in Texts of Childhood 2013, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9780415704731

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