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By Annette Wannamaker

ISBN-10: 041587551X

ISBN-13: 9780415875516

ISBN-10: 0415974690

ISBN-13: 9780415974691

Boys in Children’s Literature and pop culture proposes new theoretical frameworks for figuring out the contradictory methods masculinity is represented in well known texts ate up via boys within the usa. the preferred texts boys like are frequently missed through educators and students, or are easily disregarded as rubbish that boys may be discouraged from having fun with. although, studying and making noticeable the methods masculinity features in those texts is key to knowing the extensive array of works that make up children’s tradition and shape dominant types of masculinity. Such renowned texts as Harry Potter, Captain Underpants, and eastern manga and anime usually practice rituals of topic formation in openly gruesome ways in which repulse grownup readers and allure boys. they typically use depictions of the abject – threats to physically borders – to blur the differences among what's outdoor the physique and what's within, among what's "I" and what's "not I." as a result of their reliance on depictions of the abject, these renowned texts that the majority vigorously practice exaggerated models of masculinity additionally create possibilities to make dominant masculinity seen as a social construct.

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Boys in Children's Literature and Popular Culture: Masculinity, Abjection, and the Fictional Child (Children's Literature and Culture) by Annette Wannamaker

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