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The Resource When toys come alive : narratives of animation, metamorphosis, and development, Lois Rostow Kuznets

When toys come alive : narratives of animation, metamorphosis, and development, Lois Rostow Kuznets

Label
When toys come alive : narratives of animation, metamorphosis, and development
Title
When toys come alive
Title remainder
narratives of animation, metamorphosis, and development
Statement of responsibility
Lois Rostow Kuznets
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Since the eighteenth century, toys have had an important place in European and American stories written for children and adults, often taking on a secret, sensual, even carnivalesque life of their own. In this ground-breaking work, Lois Rostow Kuznets studies the role of toy characters in works ranging from older classics like Pinocchio, Winnie the Pooh, and The Velveteen Rabbit, through modern texts like The Mouse and His Child and the popular comic strip Calvin and Hobbes, to the latest science fiction featuring robots and cyborgs
  • Using a variety of intertextual critical approaches, including feminist theory, neo-Freudian Winnicott play analysis, structuralism, and neo-Marxism, Kuznets focuses on how toy characters, like children's play, can be associated with deep human needs, desires, and fears. Anxiety about being "real"--An autonomous subject rather than an object - permeates many of the texts Kuznets analyzes. Toy fantasies also raise existential issues of power: what it means either to dominate or to be dominated by more powerful beings, and what dangers might lie in the transformation of a toy into a living being - an act of human creativity that represents a challenge to divine creation
  • Kuznets concludes that although many of these texts subvert conformity on an individual level, they also tend to evoke a romantic nostalgia that supports the underlying values and hierarchies of a patriarchal society
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kuznets, Lois R
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Metamorphosis in literature
  • Toys in literature
  • Children's literature
  • Fantasy literature
  • Children
  • Métamorphose dans la littérature
  • Jouets dans la littérature
  • Littérature de jeunesse
  • Littérature fantastique
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Children
  • Children's literature
  • Fantasy literature
  • Metamorphosis in literature
  • Toys in literature
  • Jeugdliteratuur
  • Speelgoed
  • Fantastische literatuur
  • Jugendliteratur
  • Kinderliteratur
  • Metamorphose
  • Metamorphose
  • Fantastische Literatur
  • Spielzeug
  • Spielzeug
  • Verlebendigung
  • Critica literaria
  • Crianca (sociologia)
  • Künstliches Leben
  • Künstlicher Mensch
Label
When toys come alive : narratives of animation, metamorphosis, and development, Lois Rostow Kuznets
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-248) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An introduction to my world of literary toys -- Toys : their first ten thousand years -- On the couch with Calvin, Hobbes, and Winnie the Pooh -- Coming out in flesh and blood -- Where have all the young men gone? -- The doll connection -- Magic settings, transitional space -- The animal-toy league -- Beyond the last visible toy -- Life(size) endowments : monsters, automata, robots, cyborgs
Control code
ocn956711977
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 257 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300157437
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1dssqm3
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)956711977
Label
When toys come alive : narratives of animation, metamorphosis, and development, Lois Rostow Kuznets
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-248) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An introduction to my world of literary toys -- Toys : their first ten thousand years -- On the couch with Calvin, Hobbes, and Winnie the Pooh -- Coming out in flesh and blood -- Where have all the young men gone? -- The doll connection -- Magic settings, transitional space -- The animal-toy league -- Beyond the last visible toy -- Life(size) endowments : monsters, automata, robots, cyborgs
Control code
ocn956711977
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 257 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780300157437
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1dssqm3
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)956711977

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