Exploring Cultural Identity Through Literature

Volume III, Issue 3
June, 2013

WOW Stories: Connections from the Classroom is a regular on-line publication of WOW containing vignettes written by classroom educators about children’s experiences reading and responding to literature in the classroom setting.

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Exploring Cultural Identity Through Literature
Janine M. Schall

Exploring Identity through Culture

No, I Don’t Want To!” Nurturing Contexts for Sharing Culturally Specific Literature
Angie Zapata

Children Revaluing Themselves as Readers and Writers: Critical Dialogues about Identity in Children’s Literature
Maria Perpetua Socorro Liwanag, Koomi Kim and Peter Duckett

Made in the USA en español: Reading Identity in Picture Book Life Narratives
Laura Kanost

Exploring the Cultural Identities of Students and of Book Characters with Identity Intersections
Janine Schall

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3 thoughts on “Exploring Cultural Identity Through Literature

  1. Rachelle Head says:

    I am looking at how scholars have used fiction literature to help illustrate organizational culture.

    For example Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland” as a means to begin to comprehend and unravel many of the crazy-making phenomenon in organizations.

    This new interpretation of a work of literature then allow us to explore the idea using this common framework. (McCabe, 2016). ‘Curiouser and curiouser!’ Organization as Culture Performance. Communication Monographs 50, 126-147. doi:10.1177/0018726715618453

    Are you aware of any other instances which scholars have used “fiction to analyze empirical material”?

    My search continues and I welcome any knowledge you may have of such instances where art/ creative writing has complimented an unintended subject such as this.

    Thank you.

    • sveva says:

      Dear Rachelle,
      I am really interested in your work, since my researches include literature, intercultural communication and corporates…
      I would like to know something more about your works…and maybe we can share some ideas…
      Looking forward to hearing from you,

  2. I am homeschooling my twin 12-year-olds this year due to the pandemic, and I want to make sure that they are learning about other cultures and ideas. it is good to know that literature is a great way for them to understand unfamiliar cultural settings by getting to know the characters. Plus, reading fiction is something my kids love to do, so that will get them excited about studying different cultures.

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