ERIC Number: EJ721804
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Reference Count: 34
Learning to be Seen: The Depiction of Encounters Between Israeli and Newcomer Children in Children's Literature
Golden, Deborah; Drubetskoy, Tatyana
Intercultural Education, v16 n5 p481-494 Dec 2005
Books written for and about children may serve to convey central cultural tenets to new members of society. This paper looks at the depiction of encounters between newcomer and locally born children in contemporary Hebrew literature aimed at teenage readers and presents the major resources and practices by means of which the newcomer protagonists are portrayed as coming to find their place in the new society. The paper suggests that, rather than introducing Israeli-born readers to newcomer cultures, as might be expected in the current ideological climate of cultural pluralism, these books serve as a means of conveying to children and young people socially sanctioned modes of coming to belong to Israeli society.
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Interpersonal Relationship, Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Socialization, Acculturation, Semitic Languages
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Identifiers - Location: Israel