Black Children in Hollywood Cinema: Cast in Shadow by Debbie Olson

By Debbie Olson

This booklet explores cultural conceptions of the kid and the cinematic absence of black little ones from modern Hollywood movie. Debbie Olson argues that in the discourse of children’s stories and movie scholarship with regards to the notion of “the child,” there's frequently little to no contrast between little ones by way of race—the “child” is regularly mentioned as a common entity, because the embodiment of all issues no longer grownup, now not (sexually) corrupt. Discussions approximately little ones of colour between students frequently occur inside of contexts resembling crime, medications, urbanization, poverty, or loss of schooling that have a tendency to augment traditionally stereotypical ideals approximately African american citizens. Olson seems to be at historic conceptions of youth inside of scholarly discourse, the kid personality in well known movie and what area the black baby (both African and African American) occupies inside that ideal.

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