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Pundit Knows Best

Kidding Around : The Child in Film and Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...The more polite you are, the more responsive the other person will be. Remember that in any debate.Few other media personalities have enjoyed more success during the past decade than Bill O’Reilly. His nightly current events and political...

Betwixt and Between

Kidding Around : The Child in Film and Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...At Apartment 16B at the Cove, Cleveland Heap rocks back and forth, loudly chomping down on a chocolate chip cookie and sipping a glass of milk, which leaves a mustache on his upper lip. He leans back on the living room sofa and slowly curls...

Introduction

Wynn Yarbrough

Wynn Yarbrough is Associate Professor and chair of the English Department at the University of the District of Columbia, USA. He is the author of Masculinity in Children's Animal Stories, 1888-1928: A Critical Study of Anthropomorphic Tales by Wilde, Kipling, Potter, Grahame and Milne (2011) and A Boy's Dream (2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alexander N. Howe

Alexander N. Howe is Associate Professor of English at the University of the District of Columbia, USA. He is the co-editor of Marcia Muller and the Female Private Eye: Essays on the Novels that Defined a Subgenre (2009) and author of It Didn't Mean Anything: A Psychoanalytic Reading of American Detective Fiction (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Kidding Around : The Child in Film and Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...As scholarship of media evolves in the second decade of this new millennium, intersections with traditional modes of criticism have produced rich and often divided conversations. Contemporary media theory has left the “high” Humanist...

“The Studio World Surprised and Disturbed Ruth”

Kidding Around : The Child in Film and Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...A seasoned actress who became a playwright, novelist, and social critic, Noel Streatfeild, OBE (1895–1986) will forever be associated with Ballet Shoes: A Story of Three Children on the Stage. This 1936 favorite continues in print...

Animated Nationalism 1937–41

Tracey Louise Mollet

Tracey Louise Mollet is a Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Leeds, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cartoons in Hard Times : The Animated Shorts of Disney and Warner Brothers in Depression and War 1932–1945

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In his study of American culture in the 1930s, David Eldridge has made the argument for ‘mass communication of radio, cinema and advertising forging national bonds’ (Eldridge 2008, 23). Due to the social dislocation experienced...

Conclusion

Kidding Around : The Child in Film and Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Based upon the 2008 Washington D.C. conference of the same name, the anthology Kidding Around: The Child in Film and Media provides valuable insights into the intersections between children’s media, the child spectator, literary...

The Wild and the Cute

Kidding Around : The Child in Film and Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...A number of important recent animated films have focused thoughtfully on images of how human experience intersects with different elements of the natural order. Pixar’s Wall-E imagines an earth where natural life forms have been all...

Power to the Princess

Kidding Around : The Child in Film and Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...If I WAS a princess—a REAL princess—I could scatter largess to the populace. But even if I am only a pretend princess, I can invent little things to do for people … I’ll pretend that to do things like this is scattering largess. I’ve...

Animating Depression America 1934–7

Tracey Louise Mollet

Tracey Louise Mollet is a Lecturer in Media and Communication at the University of Leeds, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Cartoons in Hard Times : The Animated Shorts of Disney and Warner Brothers in Depression and War 1932–1945

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Following the ‘Roosevelt honeymoon’ of the early 1930s, the narratives of these animated productions moved from veracious political endorsement towards a thoughtful social commentary on American life. In line with many of the Hollywood...

Advertising and Public Service Films

The Animation Studies Reader

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Animation and advertising have been entwined from the earliest days of moving images, and every major animator and animation studio has contributed to films promoting goods, services and ideas. In the past animation studies has ignored...