By Mary Hilton,Mary Hilton and Maria Nikolajeva
Offering a variety of severe views, this quantity explores the ethical, ideological and literary landscapes in fiction and different cultural productions geared toward teenagers. issues tested are early life and the wildlife, nationhood and identification, the mapping of sexual awakening onto postcolonial knowledge, hybridity and trans-racial romance, transgressive sexuality, the sexually abused adolescent physique, song as a code for identification formation, representations of adolescent emotion, and what neuroscience examine tells us approximately younger grownup readers, writers, and younger artists.
Throughout, the amount explores the methods writers configure their adolescent protagonists as awkward, alienated, rebellious and unsatisfied, in order that the determine of the younger grownup turns into an emblem of wider political and societal matters. interpreting extensive major modern novels, together with these by way of Julia Alvarez, Stephenie Meyer, Tamora Pierce, Malorie Blackman and Meg Rosoff, between others, modern Adolescent Literature and tradition illuminates the ways that the cultural buildings 'adolescent' and 'young grownup fiction' percentage a few of society's such a lot painful anxieties and contradictions.
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Contemporary Adolescent Literature and Culture: The Emergent Adult (Ashgate Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present) by Mary Hilton,Mary Hilton and Maria Nikolajeva