Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
British Children's Fiction in the Second World War$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Owen Dudley Edwards

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780748616510

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616510.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM EDINBURGH SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.edinburgh.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Edinburgh University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in ESO for personal use.date: 03 April 2020

Gender

Gender

Chapter:
(p.416) (p.417) 8 Gender
Source:
British Children's Fiction in the Second World War
Author(s):

Owen Dudley Edwards

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616510.003.0008

This chapter discusses the opinion of British children on how the war affected gender relationships. Here, Enid Blyton presents a child's love for individual animals, toys, and even imaginary or non-existent companions. The chapter notes that this can act as a substitute or a way to emotional involvement with another child. It then asserts the general role of animals in the gender context, and studies the junior version of adult fictions that valorise lovedrama. From here the discussion shifts to boy–girl relationships, including boy–girl hostility and affection in tomboys and mutual male love crossing racial barriers.

Keywords:   gender relationships, child's love, animals, imaginary companions, emotional involvement, adult fictions, lovedrama, boy–girl relationships, racial barriers

Edinburgh Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.