The Position of Children's Characters in Children's Animation Postcolonialism Studies

  • Siti Zahrok Institut Teknologi Sepuluh November
  • Encik Savira Isnah Universitas Muhammadiyah Surabaya
  • Marsudi Marsudi Institut Teknologi Sepuluh November
  • Enie Hendrajati Institut Teknologi Sepuluh November
  • Edy Subali Institut Teknologi Sepuluh November
  • Wahyudin Wahyudin Institut Teknologi Sepuluh November
Keywords: Children Characters, Children’s Literature, Position, Postcolonialism


Children's literature has now begun to shift to digital media, known as children’s animation. Instead of children's literature being created for children, these works are written, edited and distributed by adults. This shows that adults (parents) have full power over the work that children will consume. Colonialism theory then questions what it means to write for children. This research appears with the real assumption of where the child is positioned in children’s cyber literature. The postcolonial approach is used to verify this assumption. The results show that children are treated as objects, a means to endure real problems faced by adults. It appears that writing for children in addition to exploring is also stuffing and imposing the will for the needs of adults: guiding children, training children through the process of reaching civilization which is again the power of adults to define it.


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How to Cite
Zahrok, S., Isnah, E. S., Marsudi, M., Hendrajati, E., Subali, E., & Wahyudin, W. (2024). The Position of Children’s Characters in Children’s Animation Postcolonialism Studies. K@ta: A Biannual Publication on the Study of Languange and Literature, 26(00), 149-158.