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Author Lowe, Bronwyn, author.

Title 'The right thing to read' : A history of Australian girl-readers, 1910-1960 / by Bronwyn Lowe.

Published Boca Raton, FL : Routledge, an imprint of Taylor and Francis, 2018.

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Edition First edition.
Physical description 1 online resource (198 pages)
Contents chapter Introduction -- chapter 1 Girlhood Reading in the First World War -- chapter 2 Magazine Reading and Access in the 1920s -- chapter 3 Libraries, Education and Reading in the Great Depression -- chapter 4 Girl-Readers in the Second World War -- chapter 5 1950s Australia and a New Australian Children's Literature.
Summary 'The Right Thing to Read': A History of Australian Girl-Readers, 1910-1960 explores the reading habits, identity, and construction of femininity of Australian girls aged between ten and fourteen from 1910 to 1960. It investigates changing notions of Australian girlhood across the period, and explores the ways that parents, teachers, educators, journalists and politicians attempted to mitigate concerns about girls' development through the promotion of 'healthy' literature. The book also addresses the influence of British publishers to Australian girl-readers and the growing importance of Australian publishers throughout the period. It considers the rise of Australian literary nationalism in the global context, and the increasing prominence of Australian literature in the period after the Second World War. It also shows how access to reading material improved for girls over the first half of the last century.
Other author Taylor and Francis.
Subject 20th Century Literature.
Australasian Literature.
Children -- Books and reading.
Children's books -- History.
Children's books.
Children's literature.
Feminist Literature & Theory.
Girls -- Books and reading -- Australia.
Girls -- Books and reading.
Post-Colonial Studies.
Women's Literature.
American Influence.
Anne Of Green Gables.
Australian Culture.
Australian Girl.
Australian Literature.
Australian Publishers.
British Publishers.
Booksellers.
Children'S Reading Habits.
Citizenship.
Comics.
Content.
Enid Blyton.
Ethel Turner.
Education.
Educators.
Femininity.
Great Depression.
Girlhood.
Girl'S Literature.
Joan Phipson.
Libraries.
Mary Grant Bruce.
Magazines.
Memoir.
Nan Chauncy.
Nationality.
Parents.
Post-Colonial.
Preteen.
Pre-Teen.
Publishers.
Radio.
Secret Garden.
Schoolgirl.
True Romance.
Teachers.
Twentieth Century Literature.
Wartime.
War Effort.
1940S Australia.
1950S Australia.
'Healthy' Literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM / Subjects & Themes / Women.
LITERARY CRITICISM / Australian & Oceanian.
TV.
WWI.
WWII.
ISBN 9781351008129 (e-book : PDF)