Science Fiction, Children's Literature, and Popular Culture

Science Fiction, Children's Literature, and Popular Culture

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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.When I was asked to attend a conference on aquot;New Information Technologiesaquot; and speak about science fiction, I knew ... science fiction critic should plan to say: Wearing my mirrorshades, black leather jacket, and Nine Inch Nails t-shirt, I shouldanbsp;...

Title:Science Fiction, Children's Literature, and Popular Culture
Author: Gary Westfahl
Publisher:Greenwood Publishing Group - 2000-01-01

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