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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 The Politics of Picture Books : Stories of Displaced Children in Twenty-first-century Australia
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'This article uses cultural representations to write refugee history. It examines twenty-first-century picture books about displaced children, alongside published responses to them, to explore how refugee experiences and histories are constructed, both for and about children, in an Australian context. The visual literary form of picture books as political texts is examined as a space for discussion and dialogue. Published responses to them, however, more commonly reveal rigid interpretations of imagined readers, invoking binary divisions between displaced and non-displaced children. Through these sources, questions of humanisation and (de)politicisations in refugee history are considered.'  (Publication abstract)

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    y separately published work icon History Australia vol. 15 no. 2 2018 14080578 2018 periodical issue

    'Regionalism and internationalism are themes that emerge strongly in this issue. Intersecting with these is evidence of the ever-expanding scholarship on the experiences, consequences and representations of war. These themes are not only subjects of research, but also frame much of the teaching done by historians in our universities.' (Editors introduction)

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