Animating Difference: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary Films for Children

Rowman & LittlefieldSKU: 9780742560826

Author:
Bloodsworth-Lugo, Mary K.|King, C. Richard|Lugo-Lugo, Carmen R.
Grade Levels:
College, University
Nation:
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
PB
Pages:
192
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield

Price:
Sale price$50.00

Description

Animating Difference: Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary Films for Children is one of the titles in the Perspectives on a Multiracial America Series from Roman and Littlefield Publishing. Authors C. Richard King, Carmen Lugo-Lugo, and Mary Bloodworth-Lugo analyze films since 1990 released, by Disney, Pixar, DreamWorks, and Twentieth Century Fox as they relate to race, gender and sexuality. Ranging from Aladdin to Toy Story to Up, these popular films are key media through which children (and adults) learn about the world and how to behave. While racial and gender stereotypes may not be as obvious as they may have been in films of decades past, they often continue to convey troubling messages and stereotypes in subtle and surprising ways. Each author is a professor of comparative ethnic studies and all are engaged in research into contemporary popular culture. The volume contains a bibliography and an index. Films included in the study are Peter Pan, Pocahontas, Shrek, Song of the South, Brother Bear, Mulan, Aladdin, and Beauty and the Beast.

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