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You Girls Stay Here

Gender Roles in Popular British Children’s Adventure Fiction, 1930-70

Author(s): Elizabeth Poynter

Book Description

This book will be of interest to students of both children’s literature and gender studies. It re-examines a period long considered to be of poor quality as regards children’s books. It explores a range of themes, such as female agency, power and courage, and additionally gives a linguistic analysis of selected texts. The book adopts a socio-cultural approach, placing the authors in their historical context. By focusing on a small number of authors in depth, it discovers subtleties perhaps ignored by a broad-brush approach. While reflecting their era in some respects, these writers also demonstrated individuality in their representation of gender, offering a wider range of models to their readers than previous critics have acknowledged.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-0773-9
ISBN-10: 1-5275-0773-4
Date of Publication: 01/05/2018
Pages / Size: 192 / A5
Price: £58.99


Elizabeth Poynter is a Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University, UK. Primarily a linguist, she has published papers related to English as a global language, and is currently working in the area of formulaic language. Her interest in social history is reflected in her book Bedbugs and Chamberpots: A History of Human Hygiene (2016).