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Overview and presentation of taboo issues in slovenian youth literature

Anja Lukan (2018) Overview and presentation of taboo issues in slovenian youth literature. MSc thesis.

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    Certain topics in the society are causing discomfort to the general population. People either do not want to talk about it or have a negative opinion about it. We use the term taboo themes about those topics. Teachers, being those who provide a wide and diverse view of the world for the pupils, are one of the most important links in creating a modern society, a society based on acceptance and honesty. Trying to expand pupils' horizons, teachers open conversations on topics regarded as taboos. They can use fiction as an excellent learning aid. Reading such literature offers students an ideal source to develop their own views towards the otherness. A proper assistance of teacher is in such case the most important matter. Discussing taboo themes in the class may present some problems to the teacher. One of the most frequent ones they encounter is the choice of suitable literature. The quality must be sufficient and cover the discussed topic but yet be appropriate for their pupils. The subjective teachers' ideas on the suitability of certain topics also affect the choice. Therefore, the problem with the choice of appropriate literature may seem even more extensive. The aim of the master's thesis is to present the aspect of taboo themes in youth literature. The theoretical overview includes a detailed overview of the theme. The main features of tabloid literature are presented. Uncovered are also the dilemmas about the naming and definition of this type of literature. There are taboo themes listed and there's the overview of their occurrence throughout history. Finally, a touch on the discussion of such topics in the classroom is also mentioned. A comparative literary analysis of six selected works is used for the upgrade of theoretical knowledge on taboo literature. Literature from the older period is compared with the more recent one. Content and language changes characteristics in taboo literature over the years are determined. A relevant list of quality literature is also presented; manuals for the quality reading of youth literature is annually published by Mestna knjižnica Ljubljana. A comprehensive list of all the works that were described in the manuals as taboo works are created. In order to contribute to the decomposition of taboos in youth literature, all of the components mentioned above are used to show a comprehensive overview of the topic. There's also an ambition to offer a suitable tool for teachers who want to access quickly to the entire taboo-labelled literature in Slovenia.

    Item Type: Thesis (MSc thesis)
    Keywords: taboo, problem, handbook of quality youth literature works, Slovenian youth literature
    Number of Pages: 120
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    prof. dr. Milena Mileva BlažićMentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=12193353 )
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 5447
    Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2018 13:52
    Last Modified: 29 Oct 2018 13:52
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/5447

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