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By Zoe Jaques

An research of id formation in kid's literature, this booklet brings jointly children’s literature and up to date serious matters with posthuman identification to argue that children’s fiction bargains subtle interventions into debates approximately what it capacity to be human, and specifically approximately humanity’s dating to animals and the flora and fauna. In complicating questions of human identification, ecology, gender, and know-how, Jaques engages with a multifaceted posthumanism to appreciate how philosophy can emerge from kid's delusion, disclosing how such myth can construct upon past traditions to symbolize advanced problems with humanness to more youthful audiences. Interrogating where of the human in the course of the non-human (whether animal or mechanical) leads this booklet to have interpretations that substantially leave from the severe culture, which, in its issues with the socialization and illustration of the kid, has missed better epistemologies of humanness. The e-book considers canonical texts of kid's literature along contemporary bestsellers and movies, finding texts equivalent to Gulliver’s Travels (1726), Pinocchio (1883) and the Alice books (1865, 1871) as vital works within the evolution of posthuman principles. This examine offers radical new readings of children’s literature and demonstrates that the style bargains refined interventions into the character, limitations and dominion of humanity.

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