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Cruel Children in Popular Texts and Cultures

by Monica Flegel
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2018-04-19
Genre: Literary Criticism
Pages: 312 pages
ISBN 13: 3319722751
ISBN 10: 9783319722757
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Synopsis : Cruel Children in Popular Texts and Cultures written by Monica Flegel, published by Springer which was released on 2018-04-19. Download Cruel Children in Popular Texts and Cultures Books now! Available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Critics are divided on the role that ugly reality plays in Wilde's stories. For some, the persistence of suffering in these worlds of beauty is about conveying the complexity of life to the young reader: “life is cruel; abundance is ... -- This book explores how alarmist social discourses about 'cruel' young people fail to recognize the complexity of cruelty and the role it plays in child agency. Examining representations of cruel young people in popular texts and popular culture, the collected essays demonstrate how gender, race, and class influence who gets labeled 'cruel' and which actions are viewed as negative, aggressive, and disruptive. It shows how representations of cruel young people negotiate the violence that shadows polite society, and how narratives of cruelty and aggression are used to affirm, or to deny, young people’s agency.

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