The Sociology of Children's Literature in the Arab World

Sabeur Mdallel


This article is a valuable introduction to Arab children's literature, its history, and its cultural context. This is indeed an important resource to anyone in the Western world hoping to learn more about Arab children's literature.

Within the limits of the present paper, I am interested in the genesis of children's literature (i.e. how children's literature arises in society) and also how it affects society by affecting children. Resting on the theoretical premise that children's literature is a social product and a social force, this paper argues that and how we write for our children determines, to a great extent, what and how we translate for them.

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The Looking Glass: new perspectives on children's literature

ISBN 1551-5680