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Evil children in the popular imagination

Author: Karen J Renner
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Focusing on narratives with supernatural components, Karen J. Renner argues that the recent proliferation of stories about evil children demonstrates not a declining faith in the innocence of childhood but a desire to preserve its purity. From novels to music videos, photography to video games, the evil child haunts a range of texts and comes in a variety of forms, including changelings, ferals, and monstrous  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen J Renner
ISBN: 1137603216 9781137603210
OCLC Number: 954008713
Description: vii, 213 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements --
1. Introduction --
2. Monstrous births --
3. Gifted children --
4. Ghost child --
5. Possessed children --
6. Ferals --
7. Changelings --
Selected primary sources --
Works cited --
Index.
Responsibility: Karen J. Renner.

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From novels to music videos, photography to video games, the evil child haunts a range of texts and comes in a variety of forms, including changelings, ferals, and monstrous newborns.  Read more...
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"Evil Children is an encyclopedic survey of the supernatural and `supernormal' young that haunt our popular culture. ... her book is a terrific resource for childhood scholars who may want to Read more...

 
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