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Support structures?

April 12, 2011

I have been wondering for a while now how literature for younger readers models ‘ways of dealing’ in terms of support structures

Two terms explored quite fully in psychological theory are ‘risk’ and ‘resilience’ and I wondered

a) what are risk and resilience?

b) what cultural ideas are attached to these concepts? How are they passed on? …taught? …valued? …perpetuated?

and c) how are these portrayed through narrative and metaphor to readers of literature for Young Adults?

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