“A Prostitution Alike of Matter and Spirit”: Anti-War Discourses in Children’s Literature and Childhood Culture Before and During World War I

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Author(s)Reynolds K
Publication type Article
JournalChildren's Literature in Education
Year2013
Volume44
Issue2
Pages120-139
ISSN (print)0045-6713
ISSN (electronic)1573-1693
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Drawing on extensive archival research and bringing to light previously unknown/unstudied publications for and exeriences of children this article establishes that a significant (often influential) proportion of the juvenile population of Britian before the First World War would have encountered Germanophilic, pacifist and anti-militarist texts, ideas and educational programmes. These materials call into question some of the established assumptions about the relationship between children's reading and their willingness to enlist.
PublisherSpringer
URLhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10583-012-9179-y
DOI10.1007/s10583-012-9179-y
NotesThe text was submitted for consideration in May 2012 and provisionally accepted for publication by Children's Literature in Education. Details of the publication schedule are still being negotiated.
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