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Class, Leisure and National Identity in British Children's Literature, 1918-1950.

By: Sheeky Bird, Hazel.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Critical Approaches to Children's Literature: Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014Description: 1 online resource (219 p.).ISBN: 9781137407436.Subject(s): Children -- Books and reading -- Great Britain | Children’s literature, English -- History and criticism | English literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism | Leisure in literature | LITERARY CRITICISM / Children’s Literature | Literature and society -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century | National characteristics, British, in literature | Social classes in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Class, Leisure and National Identity in British Children's Literature, 1918-1950DDC classification: 820.9/9282 | 820.99282 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; Series Editors' Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; 2 A Very Fuzzy Set-Defining Camping and Tramping Fiction; 3 The Delights of the Open Road, Footloose and Fancy Free; 4 Landscape and Tourism in the Camping and Tramping Countryside; 5 Mapping the Geographical Imagination; 6 The Family Sailing Story; 7 England Expects: The Nelson Tradition and the Politics of Service in Naval Cadet and Family Sailing Stories; 8 Conclusion: A Disappearing Act; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary: <p >This book places children's literature at the forefront of early twentieth-century debates about national identity and class relations that were expressed through the pursuit of leisure. Focusing on stories about hiking, camping and sailing, this book offers a fresh insight into a popular period of modern British cultural and political history.
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Cover; Contents; Series Editors' Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; 2 A Very Fuzzy Set-Defining Camping and Tramping Fiction; 3 The Delights of the Open Road, Footloose and Fancy Free; 4 Landscape and Tourism in the Camping and Tramping Countryside; 5 Mapping the Geographical Imagination; 6 The Family Sailing Story; 7 England Expects: The Nelson Tradition and the Politics of Service in Naval Cadet and Family Sailing Stories; 8 Conclusion: A Disappearing Act; Notes; Bibliography; Index

<p >This book places children's literature at the forefront of early twentieth-century debates about national identity and class relations that were expressed through the pursuit of leisure. Focusing on stories about hiking, camping and sailing, this book offers a fresh insight into a popular period of modern British cultural and political history.

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Hazel Sheeky Bird is an independent researcher based in California, USA. She has published on the subject of escapism in Tolkien's The Hobbit and on the influence of high navalism in British and American naval stories. Her forthcoming publications examine British navalist propaganda and children's culture between 1890 and 1914.

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