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

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Kim Reynolds

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Abstract

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.


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Author(s): Reynolds K

Publication type: Article

Journal: Children's Literature in Education

Year: 2013

Volume: 44

Issue: 2

Pages: 120-139

Print publication date: 02/11/2012

ISSN (print): 0045-6713

ISSN (electronic): 1573-1693

Publisher: Springer

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10583-012-9179-y

DOI: 10.1007/s10583-012-9179-y

Notes: The 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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