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1. Sung, Yoo Kyung. A Post-Colonial Critique of the (Mis)Representation of Korean-Americans in Children's Picture Books .

Degree: 2009, University of Arizona

This study explores how imagined communities based on U.S. mainstream values and social attitudes are embedded in multicultural children's literature through a critical content analysis of cultural representations in 24 Korean-American picture books. Korean-American culture is often defined through other Asian cultures in picture books and the collective interpretations of Asian culture perpetuate otherness and marginality of Korean-American culture. Otherness can be viewed through postcolonialism as a way to rethink and reconstruct the ways in which racial, ethnic, and cultural others have been repressed, misrepresented, omitted, and stereotyped by colonial mentality (Xie, 2000).The term "Asian American" was used after the Civil Rights movement by Asian Americans to claim a lawful right as representative citizens to reconstruct their own collective identities (Chae 2008). This collective identity of Asian American enhances misrepresentations of Korean culture as one of the Asian cultures. Korean-American culture in picture books is misrepresented through confusion with other Asian cultures, misunderstandings of Asian-Americans, and social mind-set of Korean-Americans. The study discusses the dominant social attitudes toward Korean-Americans as forever `new' foreigners because of the dominance of contemporary picture books which depict Korean-Americans only as recent immigrants. Ahmad (1996) states that postcolonial perspectives are often a polite way of saying "not-White" or Korean-Americans are "not-America-but-inside-America."A critical content analysis of 24 picture books published in the U.S. and 98 reviews of those books examines the representation and misrepresentation of Korean culture and Korean-American culture through the frame of critical discourse analysis and cultural studies. This study contributes to the previous studies of multicultural children's literature by differentiating from the collective approaches in which ethnic groups were grouped together in data collection and analysis.The findings of this study indicate that the "cultural diversity" celebbrated by U.S. multiculturalism has actually contributed to reinforcing the image of Korean-Americans as one of the Orientals by focusing too strongly on difference. The use of multicultural children's literature in classrooms needs to include a focus on difference as a tool used by readers to understand, not stereotype, a particular cultural group and should be combined with a focus on human connection and commonality. Advisors/Committee Members: Yaden Jr., David B. (committeemember), Waugh, Linda R (committeemember).

Subjects/Keywords: Culture; Immigration; multicultural children's literature; Representation

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APA (6th Edition):

Sung, Y. K. (2009). A Post-Colonial Critique of the (Mis)Representation of Korean-Americans in Children's Picture Books . (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Arizona. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10150/194907

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Sung, Yoo Kyung. “A Post-Colonial Critique of the (Mis)Representation of Korean-Americans in Children's Picture Books .” 2009. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Arizona. Accessed March 24, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10150/194907.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Sung, Yoo Kyung. “A Post-Colonial Critique of the (Mis)Representation of Korean-Americans in Children's Picture Books .” 2009. Web. 24 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

Sung YK. A Post-Colonial Critique of the (Mis)Representation of Korean-Americans in Children's Picture Books . [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Arizona; 2009. [cited 2019 Mar 24]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10150/194907.

Council of Science Editors:

Sung YK. A Post-Colonial Critique of the (Mis)Representation of Korean-Americans in Children's Picture Books . [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Arizona; 2009. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10150/194907


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2. Wilson, Melissa Beth. Constructions of Childhood Found in Award-winning Children's Literature .

Degree: 2009, University of Arizona

This study explores the connections between childhood and children's literature. In this connection there is an inherent tension between writing and reading "real" childhood, as it is being lived by children now, and interacting with an adult-normative, adult-reconstructed childhood that may or may not have existed in the past. The purpose of this study was to address this tension by analyzing fifteen recently published award-winning children's novels, from the United States, The United Kingdom, and Australia, in order to ferret out how present-day childhood is constructed within this text set. Using a hybrid methodology called critical discourse analysis, buttressed by the frameworks of postmodern childhood studies and critical children's literature studies, the novels were analyzed in a hermeneutic, reader-response oriented approach in order to excavate themes that addressed childhood in the narratives. Findings are presented as a meta-plot, wherein the child protagonists leave a failed home, set out on a journey of knowledge and experience gaining a sense of agency, and, at the end of the novel, construct a new home replete with the child protagonists' personal meaning. This meta-plot includes instances of the child protagonist performing parrhesiatic acts (Foucault) as well as developing non-hierarchical relationships as conceptualized by an I/You relationship (Buber). Other findings include the construction of childhood as a time of "becoming" and a time of "is-ness," childhood as a time of resilience, and childhood as a time of difficult decisions. Conclusions of the analysis speak to the idea of the child serving as a Modern bringer of hope, who manages to create moral order from within an adult-created postmodern milieu. Implications relate to the fields of literacy education, replications of the study with an interpretative community of children, and continuing to define the burgeoning methodology of critical content analysis. Advisors/Committee Members: Short, Kathy G (advisor), Yaden, Jr., David (committeemember), Wyman, Leisy (committeemember), Iddings, Chris (committeemember).

Subjects/Keywords: Buber; Critical Children's Literature Studies; Meta-Plot; Parrhesia; Postmodern Child; Postmodern Childhood Studies

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APA (6th Edition):

Wilson, M. B. (2009). Constructions of Childhood Found in Award-winning Children's Literature . (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Arizona. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10150/195174

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Wilson, Melissa Beth. “Constructions of Childhood Found in Award-winning Children's Literature .” 2009. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Arizona. Accessed March 24, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10150/195174.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Wilson, Melissa Beth. “Constructions of Childhood Found in Award-winning Children's Literature .” 2009. Web. 24 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

Wilson MB. Constructions of Childhood Found in Award-winning Children's Literature . [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Arizona; 2009. [cited 2019 Mar 24]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10150/195174.

Council of Science Editors:

Wilson MB. Constructions of Childhood Found in Award-winning Children's Literature . [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Arizona; 2009. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10150/195174

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