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The Resource Ethics in British children's literature : unexamined life, Lisa Sainsbury

Ethics in British children's literature : unexamined life, Lisa Sainsbury

Label
Ethics in British children's literature : unexamined life
Title
Ethics in British children's literature
Title remainder
unexamined life
Statement of responsibility
Lisa Sainsbury
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Featuring close readings of selected poetry, visual texts, short stories and novels published for children since 1945, from Naughty Amelia Jane to Watership Down, this is the first extensive study of the nature and form of ethical discourse in British children's literature. Ethics in British Children's Literature explores the extent to which contemporary writing for children might be considered philosophical, tackling ethical spheres relevant to and arising from books for young people, such as naughtiness, good and evil, family life and environmental ethics. Rigorously engaging with influential moral philosophers, from Aristotle, through Kant and Hegel, to Arno Leopold, Iris Murdoch, Mary Midgley and Lars Svendsen, this book demonstrates the narrative strategies employed to engage young readers as moral agents
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
820.9/9282
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR990
LC item number
.S25 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Bloomsbury perspectives on children's literature
Label
Ethics in British children's literature : unexamined life, Lisa Sainsbury
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-214) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Figures -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction : unexamined life in The inferno -- The sin of indifference (Part I) : beyond naughty -- The sin of indifference (Part II) : discovering evil -- Moral ammunition : growing out of dissatisfaction through ethical life -- Midnight philosophy and environmental ethics -- The making of monsters : duty, gender, and the rightness of wrong law breaking -- The greatness of apple seeds : ehtical relationships in miniature literature -- Conclusion : through the library ... towards a life examined -- Notes -- References -- Index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xi, 220 pages
Isbn
9781441190772
Lccn
2013006864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
60001828191
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)833630197
Label
Ethics in British children's literature : unexamined life, Lisa Sainsbury
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-214) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Figures -- Acknowledgements -- Introduction : unexamined life in The inferno -- The sin of indifference (Part I) : beyond naughty -- The sin of indifference (Part II) : discovering evil -- Moral ammunition : growing out of dissatisfaction through ethical life -- Midnight philosophy and environmental ethics -- The making of monsters : duty, gender, and the rightness of wrong law breaking -- The greatness of apple seeds : ehtical relationships in miniature literature -- Conclusion : through the library ... towards a life examined -- Notes -- References -- Index
Dimensions
25 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xi, 220 pages
Isbn
9781441190772
Lccn
2013006864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other control number
60001828191
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)833630197

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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