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University of North Carolina at Charlotte
In a culture dominated by Eurocentric traditions and narratives, there are many silences in our discourse. I seek to address the absence of multiculturalism in children’s literature. This creative project subverts the dominant white structure of our society in favor of an inclusive viewpoint which promotes the reception of marginalized subjects. In this undertaking, I write towards what is missing including minority protagonists, diverse mythologies, and multicultural communities. This narrative attempts to take readers away from the Eurocentric foundation and immerse them in a culturally different world through a graphic Webcomic. The story pulls from various Asian, South Pacific, and some South American legends, architecture, customs, and more. This story utilizes visual mediums to demonstrate an alternate worldview, one that is inclusive of ethnic diversity, normalizing what is considered "other." Such narratives are essential in order to expand our worldviews and also to diversify our currently limited narratives.
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Chancellor, BrynConnolly, Paula
Thesis (M.A.)--University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2016.
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