The Uncanny Child in Transnational Cinema

The Uncanny Child in Transnational Cinema

Author: Jessica Balanzategui

Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

ISBN: 9789048537792

Category: Art

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This book illustrates how global horror film images of children re-conceptualised childhood at the beginning of the twenty-first century, unravelling the child's long entrenched binding to ideologies of growth, futurity, and progress. The Uncanny Child in Transnational Cinema analyses an influential body of horror films featuring subversive depictions of children that emerged at the beginning of the twenty-first century, and considers the cultural conditions surrounding their emergence. The book proposes that complex cultural and industrial shifts at the turn of the millennium resulted in potent cinematic renegotiations of the concept of childhood. In these transnational films-largely stemming from Spain, Japan, and America-the child resists embodying growth and futurity, concepts to which the child's symbolic function is typically bound. By demonstrating both the culturally specific and globally resonant properties of these frightening visions of children who refuse to grow up, the book outlines the conceptual and aesthetic mechanisms by which long entrenched ideologies of futurity, national progress, and teleological history started to waver at the turn of the twenty-first century.
The Uncanny Child in Transnational Cinema
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Jessica Balanzategui
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-12-11 - Publisher: Amsterdam University Press

This book illustrates how global horror film images of children re-conceptualised childhood at the beginning of the twenty-first century, unravelling the child's long entrenched binding to ideologies of growth, futurity, and progress. The Uncanny Child in Transnational Cinema analyses an influential body of horror films featuring subversive depictions of children
Horror Films for Children
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Catherine Lester
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-10-21 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Children and horror are often thought to be an incompatible meeting of audience and genre, beset by concerns that children will be corrupted or harmed through exposure to horror media. Nowhere is this tension more clear than in horror films for adults, where the demonic child villain is one of
Gender, Power, and Identity in The Films of Stanley Kubrick
Language: en
Pages: 387
Authors: Karen A. Ritzenhoff, Dijana Metlić, Jeremi Szaniawski
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-10-21 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This volume features a set of thought-provoking and long overdue approaches to situating Stanley Kubrick’s films in contemporary debates around gender, race, and age – with a focus on women’s representations. Offering new historical and critical perspectives on Kubrick’s cinema, the book asks how his work should be viewed bearing
Re-reading the Monstrous-Feminine
Language: en
Pages: 268
Authors: Nicholas Chare, Jeanette Hoorn, Audrey Yue
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-10-03 - Publisher: Routledge

This book provides a critical reappraisal of Barbara Creed’s ground-breaking work of feminist psychoanalytic film scholarship, The Monstrous-Feminine, which was first published in 1993. The Monstrous-Feminine married psychoanalytic thinking with film analysis in radically new ways to provide an invaluable corrective to conventional approaches to the study of women in
Children, Youth, and American Television
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Adrian Schober, Debbie Olson
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07-03 - Publisher: Routledge

This volume explores how television has been a significant conduit for the changing ideas about children and childhood in the United States. Each chapter connects relevant events, attitudes, or anxieties in American culture to an analysis of children or childhood in select American television programs. The essays in this collection