By Jo Lampert
In this pioneering and well timed publication, Lampert examines the ways that cultural identities are developed inside younger grownup and children’s literature concerning the assaults of September eleven, 2001. taking a look at examples together with photograph books, younger grownup novels, and a range of DC Comics, Lampert unearths the co-mingling of xenophobia and tolerance, the binaried festival among strong and evil and international concord and nationwide insularity, and the glorification of either the usual hero and the super-human. in particular, Lampert identifies 3 major id different types encoded in 9-11 books for children--ethnic identities, nationwide identities, and heroic identities--arguing that their formation is contingent upon post-9/11 politics. those transferring identities provide implicit and particular bills of what represent sturdy citizenship, loyalty to country and neighborhood, and fascinating attributes in a Western post-9/11 context.
Lampert makes an unique contribution to the sector of children’s literature by means of supplying a concentrated and sustained research of the way texts for kids approximately 9-11 give a contribution to formations of id in those advanced occasions of cultural unease and international unrest.
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Children's Fiction about 9/11: Ethnic, National and Heroic Identities (Children's Literature and Culture) by Jo Lampert