Going Beyond Celebratory Multiculturalism - Developing a Self-Reflective Children Story Project

Shuri Mariasih Gietty Tambunan, Dhita Hapsarani, Herdiana Hakim

Abstract

Among the few Indonesian children stories out in the market nowadays that talk about differences and tolerance, most have not gone beyond the mere perspective of celebratory multiculturalism. In a political situation where issues of intolerance are used to win political gains, celebrating multiculturalism seems to be inadequate. As argued by most children literature scholars, children story books are strong tools to (re)build the younger generation’s understanding of differences and help them to articulate ways to react toward these differences. It helps them to create new spaces in their everyday lives to be able to have an engaging conversation with those who come from a different cultural background with them. The main focus of this article is to explore how children story books in Indonesia, particularly in urban settings like Jakarta, could accommodate children’s creativity and self-reflectivity in understanding differences while going beyond celebrating multiculturalism.

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in Harvard Style

Tambunan S., Hapsarani D. and Hakim H. (2017). Going Beyond Celebratory Multiculturalism - Developing a Self-Reflective Children Story Project.In The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE, ISBN 978-989-758-332-2, pages 493-498. DOI: 10.5220/0007169804930498


in Bibtex Style

@conference{conaplin and icollite17,
author={Shuri Mariasih Gietty Tambunan and Dhita Hapsarani and Herdiana Hakim},
title={Going Beyond Celebratory Multiculturalism - Developing a Self-Reflective Children Story Project},
booktitle={The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE,},
year={2017},
pages={493-498},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007169804930498},
isbn={978-989-758-332-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE,
TI - Going Beyond Celebratory Multiculturalism - Developing a Self-Reflective Children Story Project
SN - 978-989-758-332-2
AU - Tambunan S.
AU - Hapsarani D.
AU - Hakim H.
PY - 2017
SP - 493
EP - 498
DO - 10.5220/0007169804930498