Picturing whiteness: The events of 9/11 in children's storybooks

Lampert, Jo A. (2008) Picturing whiteness: The events of 9/11 in children's storybooks. In Moreton-Robinson, Aileen M., Casey, Maryrose, & Nicoll, Fiona J. (Eds.) Transnational whiteness matters. Lexington Books, Lanham MD, pp. 39-57.

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This paper analyses two American picture books about 9/11 to examine how children are instructed to perform as 'good citizens' since 9/11. An exploration of the complicated ways multiculturalism emerges in these books suggests that unity (and Whiteness) is privileged in these texts despite their proclaimed belief in harmony and diversity.

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ID Code: 17116
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: whiteness, children's literature, september 11
ISBN: 9780739125571
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Lexington Books
Deposited On: 05 Jan 2009 22:19
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2012 07:43

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