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West Meets East: Multicultural Perspectives in Two Works of German Youth Literature

dc.contributor.advisorStrauch, Gabrieleen_US
dc.contributor.authorHarrington, Stefanie Sen_US
dc.description.abstractThis study examines the portrayal of multiculturalism in two works of German youth literature, Rafik Schami's <em>Erzähler der Nacht</em> (1989) and Aygen-Sibel Çelik's <em>Seidenhaar</em> (2007). The paper first provides an overview of the origin of the concept in German political and social discussions, background on literature by foreign-born authors, as well as an overview of children and youth literature, and its role in the socialization of youth. Next, it outlines the objective of this study and the background of the authors, novels and selection criteria. The paper then presents an analysis of both novels and discusses how each text constructs multicultural identities. Using the analysis, the paper concludes that youth literature plays an important role in breaking down stereotypes.en_US
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dc.titleWest Meets East: Multicultural Perspectives in Two Works of German Youth Literatureen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentGermanic Language and Literatureen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledLiterature, Germanicen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledyouth literatureen_US

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