Towards Active Citizens : Landscape, Nationalism and Politics in 20th Century British and Australian Children's Literature.

Bigger, Stephen and Cox, Robyn (2008) Towards Active Citizens : Landscape, Nationalism and Politics in 20th Century British and Australian Children's Literature. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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Abstract

This paper compares and contrasts different approaches to the landscape as heritage as expressed by selected writers for children. This paper contrasts some English attitudes and values in writers in the 20th century, selected for their particular concern for landscape issues and certainly not homogenous. This is contrasted with the political sensitivities brought about by colonialism in Australia, in particular about portrayal of Aborigines and use of their stories in publications for children, stories which focus on their intimate relationship with their heritage landscape. Stories encourage children to be environmental activists and hold the promise of inclusion and social equity.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Keywords: PZ Childrens literature
Members: University of Worcester
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 09:19
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2016 13:09
URI: http://collections.crest.ac.uk/id/eprint/1687

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