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Reproduktion av föråldrade värderingar – En identifiering och analys av faktorer som bör spela in vid återutgivning av barnlitteratur

Linton, Sarah LU (2014) FBMK11 20141
Division of Publishing Studies
Abstract
In the past few years, there has been an ongoing debate concerning republished children’s literature which reproduce obsolete values. What are the difficulties for the publishing business in this issue; how should it act? Based on interviews, a recorded discussion and articles, this study makes an effort to answer those questions. Argumentation is supported and questioned in a qualitative analysis by theories on classics in literature, children’s literature and cognition in relation to literature. The study shows that because literature is a part of giving children life experiences, it’s important to be critical towards obsolete values as racism. If we see classics as a result of internal and external circumstances, they can be questioned,... (More)
In the past few years, there has been an ongoing debate concerning republished children’s literature which reproduce obsolete values. What are the difficulties for the publishing business in this issue; how should it act? Based on interviews, a recorded discussion and articles, this study makes an effort to answer those questions. Argumentation is supported and questioned in a qualitative analysis by theories on classics in literature, children’s literature and cognition in relation to literature. The study shows that because literature is a part of giving children life experiences, it’s important to be critical towards obsolete values as racism. If we see classics as a result of internal and external circumstances, they can be questioned, and not published on routine. The market of elderly children’s books is held by nostalgic parents: they read it and buy it – it’s an important income to publishing houses. Despite this, we can see how new media and a contemporary diverse population is giving the publishing business more voices to relate to. Obsolete literature can cling on to out-of-date-language, or offensive opinions. Slight changes can be made only if the copyright approves. Publishing houses must ask themselves: is this a heritage worth passing forward to the children of today? (Less)
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author
Linton, Sarah LU
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organization
course
FBMK11 20141
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Återutgivning, Barnlitteratur, Bonnier Carlsen, Rabén & Sjögren, Förlag, Värderingar, Klassiker, Kulturarv, Rasism, Nostalgi, Igenkänning, Kultur och ekonomi, Upphovsrätt.
language
Swedish
id
4460405
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2014-06-12 12:50:49
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2014-06-12 12:50:49
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  abstract     = {In the past few years, there has been an ongoing debate concerning republished children’s literature which reproduce obsolete values. What are the difficulties for the publishing business in this issue; how should it act? Based on interviews, a recorded discussion and articles, this study makes an effort to answer those questions. Argumentation is supported and questioned in a qualitative analysis by theories on classics in literature, children’s literature and cognition in relation to literature. The study shows that because literature is a part of giving children life experiences, it’s important to be critical towards obsolete values as racism. If we see classics as a result of internal and external circumstances, they can be questioned, and not published on routine. The market of elderly children’s books is held by nostalgic parents: they read it and buy it – it’s an important income to publishing houses. Despite this, we can see how new media and a contemporary diverse population is giving the publishing business more voices to relate to. Obsolete literature can cling on to out-of-date-language, or offensive opinions. Slight changes can be made only if the copyright approves. Publishing houses must ask themselves: is this a heritage worth passing forward to the children of today?},
  author       = {Linton, Sarah},
  keyword      = {Återutgivning,Barnlitteratur,Bonnier Carlsen,Rabén & Sjögren,Förlag,Värderingar,Klassiker,Kulturarv,Rasism,Nostalgi,Igenkänning,Kultur och ekonomi,Upphovsrätt.},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Reproduktion av föråldrade värderingar – En identifiering och analys av faktorer som bör spela in vid återutgivning av barnlitteratur},
  year         = {2014},
}