Images of Children in American Film: A Sociocultural Analysis: A Sociocultural Analysis

Images of Children in American Film: A Sociocultural Analysis: A Sociocultural Analysis

by Kathy Merlock Jackson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0810819015

ISBN-13: 9780810819016

Pub. Date: 01/28/1986

Publisher: The Scarecrow Press, Inc.

From 1925 to World War II, the image of children in American films was one of unqualified innocence. After World War II, however, some significant variations occurred. First, the child star era sharply declined; second, new images of children that would have been unthinkable in the earlier years slowly began to appear. By the 1970s, monster children and precocious

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Overview

From 1925 to World War II, the image of children in American films was one of unqualified innocence. After World War II, however, some significant variations occurred. First, the child star era sharply declined; second, new images of children that would have been unthinkable in the earlier years slowly began to appear. By the 1970s, monster children and precocious imps became standard movie fare. This study, utilizing socio-cultural criticism, approaches popular commercial films as artifacts that mirror their culture and finds that recurring narrative images of children in films reflect changing mass attitudes toward childhood and innocence in 20th-century America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810819016
Publisher:
The Scarecrow Press, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1986
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
245
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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