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Books Worth (Re)reading


Darian-Smith, Kate, Books Worth (Re)reading, International Journal of Play, 2, (2) pp. 147-149. ISSN 2159-4937 (2013) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/21594937.2013.823737


When the first book-length study of Australian children’s rhymes, Cinderella Dressed in Yella, was published in 1969, it was greeted with excited interest. Here was a collection that carefully documented the everyday chants and verbal lore of the playground, and took the activities of children seriously. Such an approach resonated among an Australian population increasingly aware of the origins and existence of a rich national folklore, and open to progressive educational ideas that recognised the contemporary culture of childhood. Cinderella was an important book of its time, running to several printings and a minor censorship scandal about children’s ‘vulgarity’, with a revised edition published in 1978.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Cultural studies
Research Field:Cultural studies not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
UTAS Author:Darian-Smith, Kate (Professor Kate Darian-Smith)
ID Code:123366
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Arts, Law and Education
Deposited On:2018-01-03
Last Modified:2018-01-19

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