“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
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.
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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