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Reseña del editor: Historical fiction, whether for young or adult readers, enjoys immense popularity in Ireland. History itself has been subject to ongoing cultural, political and historiographical debate in a rapidly changing Irish society. This interdisciplinary study examines the fervent discussion and explores how fictional texts introduce their young audience to controversial historical events. "History in Irish Historical Fiction for Children and Young Adults" focuses on contemporary fiction that deals with two major events in Irish history - the Great Irish Famine (1845-49) and the Easter Rising of 1916. It covers a wide variety of novels, including works by Marita Conlon-McKenna, Morgan Llywelyn, Elizabeth Lutzeier, Michael Morpurgo, Siobhan Parkinson, and Gerard Whelan.
Buchbeschreibung Peter Lang Jan 2010, 2010. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. 226x151x18 mm. Neuware - This book brings a unique, innovative and refreshing perspective to one of the most protracted issues affecting young lives - disengagement from schooling. Rather than continuing to blame young people, as most educational policies do, this book examines disengagement from the vantage point of the lives, experiences, interests and aspirations of the communities from which young people come, and within which they are embedded. It uses a narrative and representational approach that gives detailed insights into the wider context of poverty, class, power, relationships and identity. A major and defining hallmark of the book is the emphasis it places upon a number of 'doings', - including community voice, identity formation, critical work education and education policy - all of which provide a very different set of scripts with which to reinvent the institution of high school. 257 pp. Englisch. Artikel-Nr. 9781433106736