‘There Is No Race So Wretched That There Is Not Something Out There That Cares for Them’: Multiculturalism, Understanding, Empathy and Prejudice in Discworld

  • Mel Gibson
Part of the Critical Approaches to Children's Literature book series (CRACL)


Multiculturalism is at the heart of Mel Gibson’s chapter. Arguing that stories situated in Ankh-Morpork, Discworld’s major capital and the focal point of many Discworld stories, in particular deal with the opportunities, problems and, sometimes, sheer craziness associated with multi- and cross-cultural debates and realities, Gibson draws on European models of multiculturalism. She analyses how, alongside debating the nature of prejudice and oppression, the City Watch stories in particular explore ways in which a multicultural space may work.


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  • Mel Gibson
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  1. 1.University of NorthumbriaNewcastle upon TyneUK

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