Black Children in Hollywood Cinema

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Cast in Shadow

Olson Black Children in Hollywood Cinema

ISBN: 3-319-83902-0
ISBN 13: 9783319839028
Autor: Olson, Debbie
Verlag: Springer Verlag GmbH
Umfang: XIII, 229 S.
Erscheinungsdatum: 07.08.2018
Auflage: 1. Auflage 2017
Einband: KT

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.

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