By Fiona McCulloch
This booklet visits modern British children’s and younger grownup (YA) fiction along cosmopolitanism, exploring the thought of the state in the context of globalization, transnationalism and citizenship. through resisting globalization’s dehumanizing conflation, cosmopolitanism deals a moral, humanitarian, and political outlook of convivial planetary group. In its pedagogical accountability in the direction of readers who becomes destiny voters, modern children’s and YA fiction seeks to interrogate and dismantle modes of distinction and as an alternative offer aspirational types of empathetic global citizenship. McCulloch discusses texts resembling J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter sequence, Jackie Kay’s Strawgirl, Theresa Breslin’s Divided City, Gillian Cross’s Where I Belong, Kerry Drewery’s A Brighter Fear, Saci Lloyd’s Momentum, and Julie Bertagna’s Exodus trilogy. This booklet addresses ways that children’s and YA fiction imagines not just the country however the global past, trying to disrupt binary divisions via a cosmopolitical outlook. The writers mentioned envision British society’s place and position inside of a world area of wide-ranging topical matters, together with worldwide conflicts, gender, racial politics, ecology, and weather switch. modern children’s fiction has matured by means of depicting characters who face uncertainty simply because the international itself stories an doubtful way forward for international hazards, reminiscent of environmental threats and terrorism. the amount could be of vital curiosity to the fields of children’s literature, YA fiction, modern fiction, cosmopolitanism, ecofeminism, gender conception, and British and Scottish literature.
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