Helsel, Philip Browning: "Comics and in-Between Kids. Immigration-Themed Graphic Novels as a Resource for Second-Generation Adolescents." In: Pastoral Psychology 67 (2018), S. 125–139.
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Keywords: Didactics, Ethnicity, Migration
Collection: Pastoral Psychology
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.
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