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Re-reading Orphanhood

Diane Warren and Laura Peters (Editors)


Rereading Orphanhood (2020) edited by Diane Warren and Laura Peters is an examination from a range of contributors and perspectives of the “orphan figure in the long nineteenth century”.

The intention of the book is to supplement and complement earlier important work and to ensure that the orphan is situated within wider contexts, eg, within children’s literature as well as within national belonging.

The editors of the Rereading Orphanhood point out that orphanhood is “much more than a biological issue” in part because of socio-cultural constraints around the notion of family.

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