Educando para la tolerancia. Holocausto y otros discursos de la diferencia en la literatura juvenil

 

Rachel
Dean-Ruzicka

Tolerance Discourse and Young Adult Holocaust Literature : Engaging
Difference and Identity

London: Routledge (Taylor & Francis Ltd), 2016,
216 pp.

ISBN: 9781138820333

What, exactly, does one mean when
idealizing tolerance as a solution to cultural conflict? This book examines a
wide range of young adult texts, both fiction and memoir, representing the
experiences of young adults during WWII and the Holocaust. Author Rachel
Dean-Ruzicka argues for a progressive reading of this literature. Tolerance Discourse and Young Adult
Holocaust Literature
contests the modern discourse of tolerance,
encouraging educators and readers to more deeply engage with difference and
identity when studying Holocaust texts. Young
adult Holocaust literature
is an important nexus for examining issues of
identity and difference because it directly confronts systems of power,
privilege, and personhood. The text delves into the wealth of material
available and examines over forty books written for young readers on the
Holocaust and, in the last chapter, neo-Nazism. The book also looks at
representations of non-Jewish victims, such as the Romani, the disabled, and
homosexuals. In addition to critical analysis of the texts, each chapter reads
the discourses of tolerance and cosmopolitanism against present-day cultural
contexts: ongoing debates regarding multicultural education, gay and lesbian
rights, and neo-Nazi activities.The book
addresses essential questions of tolerance and toleration that have not been
otherwise considered in Holocaust studies or cultural studies of children’s literatura.
What, exactly, does one mean when idealizing tolerance as a solution to
cultural conflict?This
book examines a wide range of young adult texts, both fiction and memoir,
representing the experiences of young adults during WWII and the Holocaust.
Author Rachel Dean-Ruzicka argues for a progressive reading of this literature.
Tolerance Discourse and Young Adult
Holocaust Literature
contests the modern discourse of tolerance,
encouraging educators and readers to more deeply engage with difference and
identity when studying Holocaust texts. Young
adult Holocaust literature
is an important nexus for examining issues of
identity and difference because it directly confronts systems of power,
privilege, and personhood. The text delves into the wealth of material
available and examines over forty books written for young readers on the
Holocaust and, in the last chapter, neo-Nazism. The book also looks at
representations of non-Jewish victims, such as the Romani, the disabled, and
homosexuals. In addition to critical analysis of the texts, each chapter reads
the discourses of tolerance and cosmopolitanism against present-day cultural
contexts: ongoing debates regarding multicultural education, gay and lesbian
rights, and neo-Nazi activities. The book addresses essential questions of
tolerance and toleration that have not been otherwise considered in Holocaust
studies or cultural studies of children’s literatura.

 

Rachel DeanRuzicka, Georgia Institute of Technology, School of
Literature, Communication and Culture

 

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