Literature often is central to individual maturation. It typically reflects, in one way or another, the experiences of the reader and the larger strains of society. This book examines representative works of science fiction, children's literature, and popular culture as mirrors of what it means to grow up in the contemporary world. That world is permeated by technology, and technology thus figures prominently in the process of growing up and in these literary works. Included are chapters on Superman, the Hardy Boys, Star Trek, music videos, and other topics.If I were in the mood to create a long, polemical introduction, the arguments embedded in this volume could no doubt be ... First, science fiction has been continually invigorated and inspired by its relationship with youthful readers a theanbsp;...
|Title||:||Science Fiction, Children's Literature, and Popular Culture|
|Publisher||:||Greenwood Publishing Group - 2000-01-01|