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Death's Following: Mediocrity, Dirtiness, Adulthood, Literature

John Limon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242795
eISBN:
9780823242832
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242795.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Almost all twentieth-century philosophy stresses the immanence of death-as drive, as the context of Being, as the essence of humanity's defining ethics or language. Limon makes use of literary ... More


Childhood

Jonathan Herring

in Law Through the Life Course

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9781529204667
eISBN:
9781529204711
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529204667.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter explores the legal and social responses to childhood. It explores the contradictory messages that are sent by the law about children. It also considers the importance attached to the ... More


The “Strawberry Generation”: Two Views on Intergenerational Relations in Post–Cold War Taiwan

Emily Murphy

in Connecting Childhood and Old Age in Popular Media

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496815163
eISBN:
9781496815200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496815163.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Emily Murphy discusses the film adaptation of Jimmy Liao’s The Starry Starry Night (2009) and Chang Ta-Chun’s children’s book Wild Child (1996) in the light of national social issues in Taiwan, ... More


Immaturity: Reflections on the “Great (Queer) YA Debate”

Derritt Mason

in Queer Anxieties of Young Adult Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781496830982
eISBN:
9781496831033
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496830982.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book’s conclusion reiterates the argument that queer YA is an anxious genre that perpetually rehearses a nervous uncertainty about its own constitution. Mason steps back to consider queer YA’s ... More


Youth Prepare for Adulthood

Katherine Irwin and Karen Umemoto

in Jacked Up and Unjust: Pacific is lander Teens Confront Violent Legacies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520283022
eISBN:
9780520958883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283022.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Where we introduced this book with Angel’s and Benny’s narratives, we complete the adolescent journey for these teens and others in chapter seven. In this chapter, we examine the different ways that ... More


The Training Floor (1987–1989)

Gerry Canavan

in Octavia E. Butler

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040665
eISBN:
9780252099106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040665.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the three novels in Octavia E. Butler's Xenogenesis series, published between 1987 and 1989: Dawn (1987), Adulthood Rites (1988), and Imago (1989). Dawn begins in the aftermath ... More


Preliminary Expectoration

John Limon

in Death's Following: Mediocrity, Dirtiness, Adulthood, Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242795
eISBN:
9780823242832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242795.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Heidegger defines the “They” as humanity in its commonplace attitude towards death: death is always inferred (rather than directly faced), always deferred. But Limon's reading of Heller's Catch-22 ... More


Introduction

Nicholas L. Syrett

in American Child Bride: A History of Minors and Marriage in the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629537
eISBN:
9781469629551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629537.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The introduction argues that the marriage of minors has always been relatively common in the United States, though explanations for its prevalence vary over time. In earlier eras children married ... More


Are They Marrying Too Young?: The Teenage Marriage “Crisis” of the Postwar Years

Nicholas L. Syrett

in American Child Bride: A History of Minors and Marriage in the United States

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781469629537
eISBN:
9781469629551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469629537.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Following World War II, the age of first marriage dipped to an all-century low. Numbers of teen brides and grooms soared through the early 1960s, and then quickly dissipated. While early marriage fit ... More


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