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This book features a cutting edge approach to the study of film adaptations of literature for children and young people, and the narratives about childhood those adaptations enact. Historically, film media has always had a partiality for the adaptation of ‘classic’ literary texts for children. As economic and cultural commodities, McCallum points out how such screen adaptations play a crucial role in the cultural reproduction and transformation of childhood and youth, and indeed are a rich resource for the examination of changing cultural values and ideologies, particularly around contested narratives of childhood. The chapters examine various representations of childhood: as shifting states of innocence and wildness, liminality, marginalisation and invisibility. The book focuses on a range of literary and film genres, from ‘classic’ texts, to experimental, carnivalesque, magical realist, and cross-cultural texts. 

Number of Pages: 280
Genre: Performing Arts, Social Science
Series Title: Palgrave Studies in Adaptation and Visual Culture
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Author: Robyn McCallum
Language: English
Street Date: January 31, 2018
TCIN: 51733359
UPC: 9781137395405
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-3119
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