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- DescriptionIn a constantly changing world, individuals are forever growing to meet the challenges and developments that emerge around them. In contemporary society, techlogy is at the heart of change. Literature, too, reflects the evolution of culture and increasingly represents and considers techlogy. And as children become young adults, their reading helps shape their understanding of the world. This book examines representative works of science fiction, children's literature, and popular culture to show how these works reflect the process of growing up in a techlogical world. The volume looks at the simple picture books and comic books that appeal to small children; the formulaic adventures that fascinate older children; the films and television programs that are watched by children and young adolescents; the music videos and programming that appeal to young adults; and the popular vels that interest older readers. Included are discussions of Superman, the Hardy Boys, Star Trek, science fiction films, and music videos. The book points to similarities among popular culture, science fiction, and children's literature and demonstrates the relevance of these works to contemporary society.
- Author BiographyGary Westfahl is adjunct professor at the University of La Verne, CA. His previous books include No Cure for the Future (2002), Unearthly Visions (2002), Worlds Enough and Time (2002), Science Fiction, Canonization, Marginalization, and the Academy (2002), Science Fiction, Children's Literature, and Popular Culture (2000), Space and Beyond (2000), and Cosmic Engineers (1996), all available from Greenwood Press.
- Author(s)Gary W. Westfahl
- Date of Publication30/04/2000
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Series TitleContributions to the Study of Science Fiction & Fantasy
- Series Part/Volume NumberNo. 88
- Place of PublicationWestport
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintGreenwood Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight435 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine14 mm
- Format DetailsLaminated cover
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