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Stories of Childhood : Evolving Portrayals in Books and Films (Paperback) (Dean W. Duncan)

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This study questions the widely held perception that books, as an artistic medium, are superior to and more respectable than film or television, sometimes considered frivolous and pernicious. Criticism of both the big and small screens often obscures their signal accomplishments and the entertainment and insight they provide. The author analyzes our distaste for these media--and the romanticizing of the printed word that accompanies it--and argues that books and films are in fact quite complementary. A broad survey of film and TV offerings explores what enacted narratives have taught us about the nature of childhood.
Number of Pages: 275.0
Genre: Social Science, Performing Arts, Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: Children's Studies, Film + Video / History + Criticism
Format: Paperback
Publisher: McFarland Publishing
Author: Dean W. Duncan
Language: English
Street Date: October 20, 2015
TCIN: 21407245
UPC: 9780786471324
Item Number (DPCI): 247-48-5850

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