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Kinder- und Jugendliteraturforschung- 2014/2015

Mit einer Gesamtbibliografie der Veröffentlichungen des Jahres 2014

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Edited By Bernd Dolle-Weinkauff, Hans-Heino Ewers and Carola Pohlmann

Die einundzwanzigste Folge des Jahrbuchs bietet Beiträge von Florian Krobb zur exotischen Abenteuerliteratur und von Bernd Dolle-Weinkauff zum Kriegsbilderbuch während des wilhelminischen Kaiserreichs sowie von Peter Neumann über seine Kindheits- und Jugendlektüren während der Zeit des «III. Reichs». Hans-Heino Ewers befasst sich mit dem Verhältnis Michael Endes zur deutschen Romantik und die Kairoer Germanistin Nermine El Sharkawy untersucht die interkulturell ausgerichtete Literatur junger muslimischer Autorinnen. Reinbert Tabbert dokumentiert den Prozess der Entstehung eines Bilderbuchs von Binette Schroeder, und Gudrun Marci-Boehncke untersucht die Perspektiven der Kinder- und Jugendliteratur in der modernen digitalen Welt.

Die 21. Folge schließt das Jahrbuch bei Peter Lang ab.

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Musliminnen schreiben gegen Vorurteile. Randa Abdel-Fattahs Muslim Girls und ’eib walla Harām? (= unsittlich oder verboten?) im interkulturellen Vergleich

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This work portrays the contribution of young female Muslim authors, who have experience with hybridity and poly-contextual references aiming to discredit one-dimensional depictions of Muslim young women in popular culture. As an example I have chosen the book Muslim Girls. Wer wir sind, wie wir leben (engl. Muslim Girls. Who we are, how we live) by the German author Sineb El Masrar, who has Moroccan origins. I will compare it to the book titled ’eib walla Harām? (engl. indecent or forbidden?) by the Egyptian-Japanese author Sara Riad. Both authors represent the culture of the youth in the globalised world, specifically the so called middle of the road Muslim youth. Either in Germany as a host society for millions of Muslims, or in Egypt, where different kinds of social conditioning according to class and education affect the identity of the youth, young women are trying to find their own way between the conflicting cultures and to speak up for many moderate Muslims, who, in the name of Islam, refuse fundamentalism, extremism and oppression of women. Against forms of stereotyping, categorizing, stigmatizing and polarizing infused by western Media, these young women authors aim to draw an authentic image of the modern Muslim female youth in order to free them from common prejudices. They assert that Muslim women’s understanding and experiences of their religion are not uniform and coded, as perceived by Westerners and projected by Islamic fundamentalists, but are rather malleable, fluid, manifold, and even contradictory. The following questions...

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