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Chapter 2: Interpreting Images: Shaun Tan's the Arrival Rachel Masilimani's Two Kinds of People Gene Luen Yang's American Born Chinese

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Interpreting Images: Shaun Tan's the Arrival Rachel Masilimani's Two Kinds of People Gene Luen Yang's American Born Chinese
Interpreting images: Shaun tan's the arrival rachel masilimani's two kinds of people gene luen yang's american born chinese

“Sometimes people see things that they want to see or things that aren't actually there, especially when it comes to racial stereotypes.”

LauraMurphy

Laura's comment pertains to her beliefs about racial stereotypes as part of her response to students’ online discussion forum about the themes in Gene Luen Yang's American Born Chinese (2008), but her statement also describes more generally the ways in which we read and interpret. Often students read into a text, drawing unwarranted conclusions because of their conditioning in a traditional academic setting. Kenny confirms such habits of reading ...

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