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Publication BookChapter
Title (Child)Reign of Terror : Dangerous Child Régimes
Author Sundmark, Björn
Editor Kelen, Christopher ; Sundmark, Björn
Date 2017
English abstract
One of the corner stones of the social order is the asymmetrical power relationship between the adult and the child. The details may differ but essentially power and responsibility should be the prerogative of the adult, whereas dependence and obedience should necessarily be the lot of the child. If these fundamentals are altered or challenged, the social order itself is threatened. In this chapter Stephen King’s short story “Children of the Corn” (1977), and some of the film adaptations of that story are analyzed; moreover, the fairy tale (and film adaptations of) “Hansel and Gretel” are scrutinized; finally, I the focus will be on Charlie Higson’s “The Enemy”-series (2009-2015). The contention is that these are fictions that address intergenerational anxieties and point to changing roles for adults and children.
Publisher Routledge
Host/Issue Child Autonomy and Child Governance in Children's Literature : Where Children Rule
ISBN 9781138931640
Pages 96-106
Language eng (iso)
Subject Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/21677 Permalink to this page
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