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Susan Honeyman

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781496819895

Published to University Press of Mississippi: January 2020

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781496819895.001.0001

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No Child Is an Island

No Child Is an Island

Robinsonades, Islanding, and the Right to Roam

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(p.45) 2 No Child Is an Island
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Perils of Protection
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Susan Honeyman

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496819895.003.0003

This chapter turn sattention to the shrinking territory young people are permitted to roam in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, due to protection is teliding of participation. "Islanding" in 1920s and 1930s comic strips and later Robins on adesis contextualized with in analysis of protections. By the twenty-first century the sentimentalized suppression of youth was fascinatingly demonstrated by the popularity and corporate sponsorship of competitive teensailors attempting global circumnavigation, as well as a corresponding protectionist legal and media backlash. In the failure of Abby Sunder land's global venture (with much parent-blaming) and Laura Dekker's success (inspite of immensepersecution from child protectionists), the author considers these subtler consequences of protectionist premises.

Keywords:   Sailing, Robinsonade, Islands, Risk, Teens

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