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

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

by C. Richard King, Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo, Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0742560813

ISBN-13: 9780742560819

Pub. Date: 01/16/2010

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Animating Difference studies the way race, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender are portrayed in recent animated films from 1990 through the present. 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

Overview

Animating Difference studies the way race, ethnicity, sexuality, and gender are portrayed in recent animated films from 1990 through the present. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742560819
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/16/2010
Series:
Perspectives on a Multiracial America Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1 "A Whole New World": Animated Films in an Unsettled and Interconnected World
Chapter 2 "Look Out New World, Here We Come"?: Racial and Sexual Pedagogies
Chapter 3 Colonial Claims: Indigenous People, Empire, and Naturalization
Chapter 4 Other(ed) Latinidades: Animated Representations of [Latino] Ethnicity and Nation
Chapter 5 Beyond Snow White: Femininity and Constructions of Citizenship
Chapter 6 Negotiating "Difference": The Racial Politics of Transgressive Sexualities/Families
Chapter 7 Screening Resistance: Commodity Racism and Political Consumerism
Conclusion
Bibliography

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