CART

(0) items

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.
ChildrenĘs Literature and the Posthuman: Animal, Environment, Cyborg,9780415818438
This item qualifies for
FREE SHIPPING!
FREE SHIPPING OVER $59!

Your order must be $59 or more, you must select US Postal Service Shipping as your shipping preference, and the "Group my items into as few shipments as possible" option when you place your order.

Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace Items, eBooks, Apparel, and DVDs not included.

ChildrenĘs Literature and the Posthuman: Animal, Environment, Cyborg

ISBN13:

9780415818438

by ;
ISBN10:
0415818435
Edition:
1st
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
12/23/2014
Publisher(s):
Routledge
List Price: $145.00

Buy New Book

Usually Ships in 3-5 Business Days
$123.25

eBook


 
Duration
Price
$65.94

Rent Book

We're Sorry
Sold Out

Used Book

We're Sorry
Sold Out

More New and Used
from Private Sellers
Starting at $139.89

Questions About This Book?

What version or edition is this?

This is the 1st edition with a publication date of 12/23/2014.

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any CDs, lab manuals, study guides, etc.
  • The eBook copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically only the book itself is included.

Summary

An investigation of identity formation in children's literature, this book brings together children's literature and recent critical concerns with posthuman identity to argue that children's fiction offers sophisticated interventions into debates about what it means to be human, and in particular about humanity's relationship to animals and the natural world. In complicating questions of human identity, ecology, gender, and technology, Jaques engages with a multifaceted posthumanism to understand how philosophy can emerge from children's fantasy, disclosing how such fantasy can build upon earlier traditions to represent complex issues of humanness to younger audiences. Interrogating the place of the human through the non-human (whether animal or mechanical) leads this book to have interpretations that radically depart from the critical tradition, which, in its concerns with the socialization and representation of the child, has ignored larger epistemologies of humanness. The book considers canonical texts of children's literature alongside recent bestsellers and films, locating texts such as Gulliver's Travels(1726), Pinocchio(1883) and the Alicebooks (1865, 1871) as important works in the evolution of posthuman ideas. This study provides radical new readings of children's literature and demonstrates that the genre offers sophisticated interventions into the nature, boundaries and dominion of humanity.


Please wait while the item is added to your cart...