Shifting perspectives: the role of multiculturalism in young adult fiction

Edmonds, Susanna (2013) Shifting perspectives: the role of multiculturalism in young adult fiction. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The core argument of this dissertation is that the role of multicultural novels is to build bridges across cultural divides, through raising awareness of minority groups and promoting their acceptance in the multi-ethnic societies of the West. Multicultural novels such as 'Hidden' by Miriam Halahmy, 'The Kite Runner' by Khaled Hosseini, 'On the Other Side of the Truth' by Beverly Naidoo, as well as my own creative artefact How We Live Now all attempt to achieve this by subverting the traditional stereotypes that exist around multiculturalism, and help to break down the ‘us’ and ‘them’ barriers which have been constructed between cultures.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries > School of Media and Performing Arts
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2014 10:53
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:33
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/14246

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