Understanding cultural diversity through multicultural literature

Sabbah, Sherien (2020) Understanding cultural diversity through multicultural literature. Discussion Paper. Universitas Al Azhar Indonesia, Jakarta. (Unpublished)

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This article focuses on Multicultural Literature as a response towards cultural diversity. Multicultural literature can be seen as one of the important tools to promote cross-cultural understanding in a culturally diverse world. In explaining these issues, the writer also discusses Stuart Hall and Amin Maalouf’s concept of Identity. The writer argues teaching and learning multicultural literature benefits in changing or widening perspectives in critically viewing differences and identity. As it has been discovered that when students can relate global events to the themes, conflicts and characterizations found in multicultural literature helps them to better understand current world issues. Students therefore develop greater cognitive skills as they learn to engage with and critically evaluate the text that they read (Norton, 2009). Multicultural literature is in the end emphasized as one vital aspect that should be continually implemented in teaching literature that serves greater awareness in breaking down cultural barriers that is vital in what we often see in today’s underlying conflicts.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: amin maalouf, cultural diversity, identity, multicultural literature, stuart hall
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
300 Social sciences > 300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 306 Culture and Institutions
400 Language > 420 English & Old English languages
Divisions: Universitas Al-Azhar Indonesia (UAI) > Fakultas Ilmu Pengetahuan Budaya (FIB) > Sastra Inggris
Depositing User: Rifda Jilan
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2021 10:07
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2021 10:08
URI: http://eprints.uai.ac.id/id/eprint/1695

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