Comics and in-Between Kids: Immigration-Themed Graphic Novels as a Resource for Second-Generation Adolescents

Comics and in-Between Kids: Immigration-Themed Graphic Novels as a Resource for Second-Generation... This paper describes the process of acculturation for immigrant adolescents using immigration-themed graphic novels. The author’s own experience as a third-culture child is offered as a starting point. The paper explains recent developments in acculturation theory. It uses vignettes from the graphic novels to show discrimination, ethnic bullying, and cultural self-definition. The article explains adolescents’ life-and-death need to belong in tension with a need to hold onto ethnic pride. It underscores that the painful process of working through cultural identifications is an important part of identity development and faith formation for adolescents. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Pastoral Psychology Springer Journals

Comics and in-Between Kids: Immigration-Themed Graphic Novels as a Resource for Second-Generation Adolescents

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2017 by Springer Science+Business Media New York
Subject
Psychology; Clinical Psychology; Religious Studies, general; Cross Cultural Psychology; Sociology, general
ISSN
0031-2789
eISSN
1573-6679
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11089-017-0769-x
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Abstract

This paper describes the process of acculturation for immigrant adolescents using immigration-themed graphic novels. The author’s own experience as a third-culture child is offered as a starting point. The paper explains recent developments in acculturation theory. It uses vignettes from the graphic novels to show discrimination, ethnic bullying, and cultural self-definition. The article explains adolescents’ life-and-death need to belong in tension with a need to hold onto ethnic pride. It underscores that the painful process of working through cultural identifications is an important part of identity development and faith formation for adolescents.

Journal

Pastoral PsychologySpringer Journals

Published: May 6, 2017

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