Empire and Children’s Literature: Changing Patterns of Cross-Cultural Perspective
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Robert Louis Stevenson’s poem “Foreign Children,” Rudyard Kipling’s poem “We and They,” and Frances Temple’s youth novel The Beduins’ Gazelle are the texts submitted to detailed analysis in this article, which examines cross-cultural perspectives in relation to imperial and post-imperial social contexts. Stevenson is shown to portray the basic structure of an imperial cross-cultural perspective, which Kipling problematizes and calls into question. Analysis of Temple reveals her awareness of the problems and limitations that inhere in an imperial perspective and shows that her work presents innovative, contemporary approaches to the representation of cross-cultural perspectives.
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- Empire and Children’s Literature: Changing Patterns of Cross-Cultural Perspective
Children's Literature in Education
Volume 41, Issue 1 , pp 28-39
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- Robert Louis Stevenson
- Rudyard Kipling
- Frances Temple
- Imperialism and culture
- Postcolonial theory and critique
- History of childhood
- Cultural difference
- Travel and migration
- Don Randall (1)
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- 1. Department of English Language and Literature, Faculty of Humanities and Letters, Bilkent University, 06800, Bilkent, Ankara, Turkey