Evil Crystallizing in Children’s Fiction as Cultural Echoes of the 20th Century. / Cristalización del mal en la ficción infantil como ecos culturales del siglo XX .

  • OLGA RUKAVISHNIKOVA Pacific National University, Khabarovsk, Russian Federation
  • NATALYA SAENKO Moscow Polytechnic University, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • ELENA PANOVA Moscow Polytechnic University, Moscow, Russian Federation




The study examines the etiology of the Evil theme in the children's literature of the late 20th — early 21st century from the sociocultural perspective.The paper outlines some of the sociocultural effects of the children's horror literature, feeding on infantilism as an emerging subculture. The study’s particular emphasis is meant on key focus areas of the children’s literature, like genre peculiarities and stylistics, which need to be “sanitized”, upon the authors’s point of view. The governing role of the State in the regulation of the publishing industry is given special consideration.



El estudio examina la etiología del tema del Mal en la literatura infantil de finales del siglo XX y principios del XXI desde la perspectiva sociocultural. El documento describe algunos de los efectos socioculturales de la literatura de terror infantil, alimentándose del infantilismo como una subcultura emergente. El énfasis particular del estudio está destinado a áreas clave de enfoque de la literatura infantil, como las peculiaridades del género y la estilística, que deben ser "saneadas", según el punto de vista de los autores. Se presta especial atención al papel rector del Estado en la regulación de la industria editorial.


ABDULLAEVA, ES & NAGOY, AA (2018). “DichotomismOf Mental Aspects Of Traditional Spiritual Culture During The Postmodern Period”. Bulletin of the Adygea State University. Series 1: Regional Studies: Philosophy, History, Sociology, Law, Political Science, Cultural Studies, 2(219), pp.137-140.

CAI, M (2002). Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults: Reflections on Critical Issues: Reflections on Critical Issues. ABC-CLIO.

CHUMAKOV, AN & STYCHINSKIY, MS (2018). “Cultural and civilizational dialogue, its potential in a global world”, The age of globalization, 1(3), pp.3-14.

CLARK, E (2011). “Re-reading horror stories: maternity, disability and narrative in Doris Lessing's The Fifth Child”, Feminist review, 98(1), pp.173-189.

CONNELL, SL, LAURICELLA, AR& WARTELLA, E (2015). “Parental co-use of media technology with their young children in the USA”, Journal of Children and Media, 9(1), pp.5-21.

HOOD, KS (2018). Once Upon a Time in a Dark and Scary Book: The Messages of Horror Literature for Children. McFarland.

KAROLIDES, NJ (2002). Censored books II: Critical viewpoints, 1985-2000. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press.

KOLIN, KK (2018). Culture And Security: Strategic Tasks Of Culture In The 21th Century. Bulletin of Culture and Arts.

LARIONOVA, АA, KORNEYEVA, TA, YUSUPOVA, ZF& LATFULLINA, LG (2017). “Improving Professional Speech Culture of Teachers of Russian Language and Literature”, Helix, 8(1), pp.2315-2318.

MACHAN, TR (2017). “Moral philosophy and society”, Review of Contemporary Philosophy, 1(6), pp.104-135.

MCCORT, JR (2016). Reading in the Dark: Horror in Children's Literature and Culture. Press of Mississippi.

MURASHOV, SB (2016). “Social Risks Of The Russian State Under The Influence Of Global Recessionary Trends”, Scientific and technical statements of St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University: Society. Communication. Education, 1(239), pp.9-15.

NIKITIN, AI (2018). “Modern World Order, Its Crisis and Prospects”, Polis. Political Studies, 6(6), pp.32-46.

POSUKHOVA, OYU & SERIKOV, AV (2015). “The Policy Of Multiculturalism In The United States: Evaluation Of The Effectiveness And The Possibility Of Implementation In The Russian Conditions”, Humanities, socio-economic and social sciences, 1(11), pp.146-152.

ROSS, JA & GRAY, P (2006). "School Leadership and Student Achievement: The Mediating Effects of Teacher Beliefts". Canadian Journal of Education, 29(3), pp.798-822. https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ756123.pdf

STEINBERG, L (2017). Anxiety and Depression in Adolescence. Retrieved from https://childmind.org/report/2017-childrens-mental-health-report/anxiety-depression-adolescence/.

SUSLOV, AV (2013). “Philosophers Of Russian Cosmism About Dialectics Of Good And Evil”, Bulletin of the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia (Series: Philosophy), 3(5), pp.39-45.

THACKER, E (2015). Tentacles longer than night: Horror of philosophy. John Hunt Publishing.

TRAN, TML & PHAN, DM (2019). “Real situation of depression among high school students in the study in Ninh Binh province and Hanoi city”, Journal of Education, pp.146-150.

WICKRAMA, KAS & MULFORD, CL (1996). “Political democracy, economic development, disarticulation, and social well-being in developing countries”, The Sociological Quarterly, 37(3), pp.375-390.

Cómo citar
RUKAVISHNIKOVA, O., SAENKO, N., & PANOVA, E. (2020). Evil Crystallizing in Children’s Fiction as Cultural Echoes of the 20th Century. / Cristalización del mal en la ficción infantil como ecos culturales del siglo XX . Utopía Y Praxis Latinoamericana, 25(1), 93-101. Recuperado a partir de https://produccioncientificaluz.org/index.php/utopia/article/view/34550

Artículos más leídos del mismo autor/a