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Messages from the inside? : Multiculturalism in contemporary Australian children's literature

Pearce, Sharyn M. (2003) Messages from the inside? : Multiculturalism in contemporary Australian children's literature. The Lion and the Unicorn, 27(2), pp. 235-250.

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Abstract

It remains to be seen whether the events toward the end of 2001 in Australia and elsewhere will produce a triumphant counterdiscourse of assimilation and/or exclusion, and whether tolerant pluralism of the multicultural society, so comparatively recently nd arduously asserted, is exposed as fragile and illusory. A children's literature reflecting a society intent upon renovating the fading picture of a homogenous Australia really would be a step backward.

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ID Code: 188
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Children's literature, multiculturalism, Australia, Homogenization, Literary criticism
ISSN: 1080-6563
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400) > Creative Writing (incl. Playwriting) (190402)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LITERARY STUDIES (200500) > Australian Literature (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature) (200502)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 The Johns Hopkins University Press
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 10 Jun 2004
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:02

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