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The overdue Nineteen Nineties and early 2000s witnessed a surge within the ebook and recognition of autobiographical writings approximately youth. Linking literary and cultural reports, Contesting early life attracts on a assorted number of works from a various variety of authorsùfrom first-time to skilled writers. Kate Douglas explores Australian money owed of the Stolen new release, modern American and British narratives of abuse, the bestselling memoirs of Andrea Ashworth, Augusten Burroughs, Robert Drewe, Mary Karr, Frank McCourt, Dave Pelzer, and Lorna Sage, between many others.

Drawing on trauma and reminiscence reviews and theories of authorship and readership, Contesting Childhood deals remark at the triumphs, trials, and tribulations that experience formed this style. Douglas examines the content material of the narratives and the bounds in their representations, in addition to a number of the ways that autobiographies of youngster became politically vital and influential. This research permits readers to find how tales configure youth inside of cultural reminiscence and the general public sphere.

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