Disturbing the Universe

Disturbing the Universe : Power and Repression in Adolescent Literature

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The author expands the notion of the young adult novel as a coming-of-age story. She chronicles the dynamics of power and repression revealing that characters in these novels must learn to negotiate the levels of power that exist in the myriad social institution in which adolescents function.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 137.16 x 226.06 x 5.08mm | 340.19g
  • University of Iowa Press
  • Iowa, United States
  • English
  • Third
  • 087745857X
  • 9780877458579
  • 261,281

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"Trites goes beyond the usual view of adolescent literature as coming-of-age story, to explore its connections with post-modernism and feminism, Marxism, and Queer Theory.... The ideas are fresh and timely, and have implications for other areas of the curriculum."
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