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The Resource Picture-book professors : academia and children's literature, Melissa M. Terras

Picture-book professors : academia and children's literature, Melissa M. Terras

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Picture-book professors : academia and children's literature
Title
Picture-book professors
Title remainder
academia and children's literature
Statement of responsibility
Melissa M. Terras
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
How is academia portrayed in children's literature? This Element ambitiously surveys fictional professors in texts marketed towards children. Professors are overwhelmingly white and male, tending to be elderly scientists who fall into three stereotypes: the vehicle to explain scientific facts, the baffled genius, and the evil madman. By the late twentieth century, the stereotype of the male, mad, muddlehead, called Professor SomethingDumb, is formed in humorous yet pejorative fashion. This Element provides a publishing history of the role of academics in children's literature, questioning the book culture which promotes the enforcement of stereotypes regarding intellectual expertise in children's media. The Element is also available, with additional material, as Open Access
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UkCbUP
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Terras, Melissa M
Dewey number
809.89282
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1009.A1
LC item number
T47 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Cambridge elements
  • Elements in publishing and book culture
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  • Children's literature
  • College teachers in literature
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology) in literature
Label
Picture-book professors : academia and children's literature, Melissa M. Terras
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Publication
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  • Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 15 Oct 2018)
  • Open Access title
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781108529501
Extent
1 online resource (304 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108529501
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Picture-book professors : academia and children's literature, Melissa M. Terras
Publication
Note
  • Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 15 Oct 2018)
  • Open Access title
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781108529501
Extent
1 online resource (304 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108529501
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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