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ERIC Number: EJ872110
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0045-6713
Empire and Children's Literature: Changing Patterns of Cross-Cultural Perspective
Randall, Don
Children's Literature in Education, v41 n1 p28-39 Mar 2010
Robert Louis Stevenson's poem "Foreign Children," Rudyard Kipling's poem "We and They," and Frances Temple's youth novel "The Beduins' Gazelle" are the texts submitted to detailed analysis in this article, which examines cross-cultural perspectives in relation to imperial and post-imperial social contexts. Stevenson is shown to portray the basic structure of an imperial cross-cultural perspective, which Kipling problematizes and calls into question. Analysis of Temple reveals her awareness of the problems and limitations that inhere in an imperial perspective and shows that her work presents innovative, contemporary approaches to the representation of cross-cultural perspectives.
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Language: English
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