Bush, City, Cyberspace
The Development of Australian Childrenâs Literature into the 21st Century
Bush, city, cyberspace is not meant to be an encyclopedic volume. Rather, well-known, recent and/or award-winning works have been emphasised, with the addition of others where these help to illuminate particular points. The book is similar in coverage and approach to Australian Children's Literature: An Exploration of Genre and Theme, written by the same three authors and published by the Centre for Information Studies in 1995. In the intervening period, much has changed in the field, notable examples including the blurring of the dividing line between 'quality' and 'popular' literature; the blending of genres; the rise of a truly indigenous literature; the demise, to a significant extent, of 'Outbackery' in fiction; the acceptance of multiculturalism as the norm; and the advent of the literature of cyberspace, with new methods, and the sheer speed, of communication between writer and reader. All these trends, and others, are reflected in this work.
Academic, professional, and general readers
- Published: June 2005
- Imprint: Chandos Publishing
- ISBN: 978-1-876938-78-9
This book would be of interest to anyone who is involved with children's and adolescent fiction, or in changes in how Australian society is portrayed through literature., Tamara Kowarsky - Parkwood Secondary College, North Ringwood