Disturbing the Universe

Disturbing the Universe

Power and Repression in Adolescent Literature

eBook - 2000
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The Young Adult novel is ordinarily characterized as a coming-of-age story, in which the narrative revolves around the individual growth and maturation of a character, but Roberta Trites expands this notion by chronicling the dynamics of power and repression that weave their way through YA books. Characters in these novels must learn to negotiate the levels of power that exist in the myriad social institutions within which they function, including family, church, government, and school.
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2000.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 189 pages)

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