Boys in children's literature and popular culture : masculinity, abjection, and the fictional child / Annette Wannamaker.

Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Wannamaker, Annette.
Format: Book
Published: New York : Routledge, c2008.
Series:Children's literature and culture
Table of Contents:
  • Prologue : the rhetoric of the current "boy crisis"
  • Introduction : beyond stereotypes and role models : the abject and the American boy
  • Me Tarzan, you other : the evolution of an icon
  • Reading in the gaps and lacks : (de)constructing masculinity in Louis Sachar's Holes
  • "The battle of the Bionic Booger Boy," bodily borders, and B.A.D. boys : pleasure and abjection in the Captain Underpants series
  • And Majin Buu said, "I'll eat you up!" : consuming Japanese cultural imports
  • Men in cloaks and high-heeled boots, men wielding pink umbrellas : witchy masculinities in the Harry Potter novels
  • Conclusion : marking masculinity.