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dc.contributor.authorSavsar, Leyla
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-26T08:10:02Z
dc.date.available2021-04-26T08:10:02Z
dc.date.issued2020en_US
dc.identifier.citationSavsar, L . (2020). “Who Shall Return us the Children?” Picturing Home(lessness) and Postcolonial Childhoods in Immigrant Children’s Literature . PERCEPTIONS: Journal of International Affairs , 25 (1) , 121-142 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/tr/pub/perception/issue/56044/769640en_US
dc.identifier.issn1300-8641
dc.identifier.issn2651-3315
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12713/1704
dc.description.abstractHow does literature for children portray homes lost and perhaps found? Does children’s literature liberate or subjugate with these representations? What kinds of perspectives do the written and visual representations in children’s narratives offer? How is the experience of subjugated childhoods represented in these narratives? How is the sense of self and sense of place, namely home, represented in both word and image? The literary representation of children is contingent upon preestablished notions of political formations and identity, namely the dynamics of the subjugated and subjugator. Employing theories from canonical critics in the field of postcolonial study, this paper looks at several children’s narratives to explore the value of children’s stories in representing home(lessness) from the perspective of child immigrants and refugees. It argues for the need to question whether these representations in children’s narratives subjugate or liberate, considering how children’s books can be seen as political acts. It argues that literature for children can be used as a tool of criticism to critique certain ideologies (and the existing social order and postcolonial ties). Considering the relationship between the individual and the state, it concludes by considering children’s narratives as a way of configuring and even overturning the notion of home(lessness) and the significant question of whether a return to the homeland is ever possible.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherDergiParken_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectMigrationen_US
dc.subjectChildren Literatureen_US
dc.subjectTransnationalismen_US
dc.subjectPostcolonialismen_US
dc.subjectHomelanden_US
dc.title“Who shall return us the children?” Picturing home(lessness) and postcolonial childhoods in ımmigrant children’s literatüreen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentİstinye Üniversitesi, Fen-Edebiyat Fakültesi, İngiliz Dili ve Edebiyatı Bölümüen_US
dc.contributor.authorID0000-0002-9630-2462en_US
dc.contributor.institutionauthorSavsar, Leyla
dc.identifier.volume25en_US
dc.identifier.issue1en_US
dc.identifier.startpage121en_US
dc.identifier.endpage142en_US
dc.relation.journalPERCEPTIONS: Journal of International Affairsen_US
dc.relation.publicationcategoryMakale - Ulusal Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanıen_US


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