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The cycle of story: From fireplace to marketplace or, "The Kids Keep Tearing Their Jeans"

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Title: The cycle of story: From fireplace to marketplace or, "The Kids Keep Tearing Their Jeans"
Author(s): Jenkins, Christine A.
Subject(s): Publishing Children's literature
Abstract: While stories are for all ages with some audiences and tellers receiving more respect than others the specific focus in this paper is the path from fireplace to marketplace as it applies to telling and publishing stories for a young audience i.e., for children. The path is a problematic one for many. Despite the fact that we know that money makes many worlds go round, there is something about story as commodity, about putting a price tag on imagination, about the juxtaposition of concerns of children and of money, that makes many people extremely uncomfortable. This is true in the advanced capitalism of contemporary American society. This was equally true a century ago in the early years of American youth services librarianship. This is a profession with a long history of hostility toward the concept of story as commodity.
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info: In B.Hearne, J.M.Del Negro, C.Jenkins, and D.Stevenson (eds) Story, from fireplace to cyberspace : connecting children and narrative (Papers presented at the Allerton Park Institute held October 26-28, 1997): 84-95.
Series/Report: Allerton Park Institute (39th : 1997)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/673
ISBN: 0878451056
ISSN: 0536-4604
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-04-17
 

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