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p. 965. Visions of the futurelocked

  • Kimberley Reynolds

Abstract

‘Visions of the future’ explores children's literature both as a literature of acculturation and of contestation. Not only can it induct its readers into the norms, values, and systems of the societies in which they are growing up, but it can also be a literature of contestation, offering alternative views and providing the kind of information and approaches that can inspire new ways of thinking about the world and how it could be shaped in other, potentially better, ways. Comparison of how children's literature has represented the future over time reveals much about changing attitudes to the young and aspirations for society.

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