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Black Children in Hollywood Cinema Cast in Shadow

Debbie. Olson author.

Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan ; 2017

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  • Titolo:
    Black Children in Hollywood Cinema Cast in Shadow
  • Autore: Debbie. Olson author.
  • Editore: Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Anno: 2017
  • Descrizione fisica: 1 online resource (XIII, 229 pages).
  • Descrizione: 1. Introduction -- 2. African American Girls in Hollywood Cinema -- 3. Black Boys and the Urban Ghetto Child -- 4. Soldier Bo[d]y: The Transnational Circulation of the African (American) Savage Child Image -- 5. The Black Child Star.
    This book explores cultural conceptions of the child and the cinematic absence of black children from contemporary Hollywood film. Debbie Olson argues that within the discourse of children’s studies and film scholarship in relation to the conception of “the child,” there is often little to no distinction among children by race—the “child” is most often discussed as a universal entity, as the embodiment of all things not adult, not (sexually) corrupt. Discussions about children of color among scholars often take place within contexts such as crime, drugs, urbanization, poverty, or lack of education that tend to reinforce historically stereotypical beliefs about African Americans. Olson looks at historical conceptions of childhood within scholarly discourse, the child character in popular film and what space the black child (both African and African American) occupies within that ideal.
  • Soggetti: Motion pictures-United States; United States-Study and teaching; African Americans; Youth-Social life and customs; Communication; American Cinema and TV; American Culture; African American Culture; Youth Culture; Media and Communication
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • Identificativo: ISBN: 3-319-48273-4
  • Lo trovi in: Risorse Elettroniche UniNA "Federico II"

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