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《Foreign Language and Literature Research》 2018-02
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The Crisis and Reconstruction of Family Ethic in “Newborn Thrown in Trash and Dies”

Zhang Qiong;the School of Foreign Languages in the Jiangxi Normal University;  
The "new born thrown in trash and dies" written by John Wideman is a short story about morality associated with ethical taboo, in which the death of new born is the core of ethical event. The death of new born reveals the disorder of intergenerational ethic and gender ethic among African Americans in 1990s, which contributes to the imbalance of family structure. The death of new born is directly related to her parents' traditional moral decline, but also the consequence of ethical environment in chaos composed of society, government, media and public, which is a collective moral event involved in more people and institutions' participation. Wideman expresses the expectation and demands of harmonious ethics by writing the death of new born and thinks that the good ethical environment should be provided for Americans to construct the good public ethical space and Americans' moral value should be cultivated to build a harmonious family ethical space.
【Fund】: 江西省高校人文社会科学基金青年项目“黑人暴力书写与政治表达:约翰·怀德曼小说研究”(WGW1510)
【CateGory Index】: I712.074
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