The Resource Contemporary dystopian fiction for young adults : brave new teenagers, edited by Balaka Basu, Katherine R. Broad, and Carrie Hintz

Contemporary dystopian fiction for young adults : brave new teenagers, edited by Balaka Basu, Katherine R. Broad, and Carrie Hintz

Label
Contemporary dystopian fiction for young adults : brave new teenagers
Title
Contemporary dystopian fiction for young adults
Title remainder
brave new teenagers
Statement of responsibility
edited by Balaka Basu, Katherine R. Broad, and Carrie Hintz
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the jaded, wired teenagers of M.T. Anderson's Feed to the spirited young rebels of Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games trilogy, the protagonists of Young Adult dystopias are introducing a new generation of readers to the pleasures and challenges of dystopian imaginings. As the dark universes of YA dystopias continue to flood the market,Contemporary Dystopian Fiction for Young Adults: Brave New Teenagers offers a critical evaluation of the literary and political potentials of this widespread publishing phenomenon. With its capacity to frighten and warn, dystopian writing powerfully engages with our pressing global concerns: liberty and self-determination, environmental destruction and looming catastrophe, questions of identity and justice, and the increasingly fragile boundaries between technology and the self. When directed at young readers, these dystopian warnings are distilled into exciting adventures with gripping plots and accessible messages that may have the potential to motivate a generation on the cusp of adulthood. This collection enacts a lively debate about the goals and efficacy of YA dystopias, with three major areas of contention: do these texts reinscribe an old didacticism or offer an exciting new frontier in children's literature? Do their political critiques represent conservative or radical ideologies? And finally, are these novels high-minded attempts to educate the young or simply bids to cash in on a formula for commercial success? This collection represents a prismatic and evolving understanding of the genre, illuminating its relevance to children's literature and our wider culture."--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
809.3/99283
Index
index present
LC call number
  • PN3448
  • PS374.Y57
LC item number
C66 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Children's literature and culture
Series volume
93
Label
Contemporary dystopian fiction for young adults : brave new teenagers, edited by Balaka Basu, Katherine R. Broad, and Carrie Hintz
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Freedom and constraint : adolescent liberty and self-determination -- pt. 2. Society and environment : building a better world -- pt. 3. Radical or conservative? : polemics of the future -- pt. 4. Biotechnologies of the self : humanity in a posthuman age
Control code
ocn842882015
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 214 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780203084939
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
40022471859
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
487095
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35356960
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)842882015
  • pebco0203084934

Library Locations

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      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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