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  • Children, Media, and American History

    Printed Poison, Pernicious Stuff, and Other Terrible Temptations

    By Margaret Cassidy

    This book explores the history of American children and media, focusing on the ways in which new media enter into and become part of children’s lives. Cassidy examines a selection of "old media" when they were "new media," with an emphasis on understanding how children used those media…

    Paperback – 2017-07-01 
    Routledge

  • Clueless

    American Youth in the 1990s

    By Lesley Speed

    Clueless is widely considered to be one of the defining teen films of the 1990s. Presenting the teenage social world of Cher and her friends through an array of comedic lines and references to popular culture, the film has become part of a lexicon of popular youth culture. Based loosely on Jane…

    Hardback – 2017-07-01 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • L’Auberge Espagnole

    European Youth on Film

    By Benjamin McCann

    L’Auberge Espagnole looks at one of contemporary French cinema’s most influential and innovative youth films. examines its themes of cultural diversity, celebrates its construction of a European transnational identity, analyzes its youthful visual and structural ‘newness’, and charts its production…

    Hardback – 2017-07-01 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • Precious

    Identity, Adaptation and the African American Youth Film

    By Tim McNelis

    This book examines a popular, divisive, and celebrity-endorsed filmic depiction of a troubled African American girl, focusing on the concept of African American youth film and genre hybridity; the adaptation of the film from its source novel; how it deals with issues of identity such as race,…

    Hardback – 2017-07-01 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • American Graffiti

    George Lucas, the New Hollywood and the Baby Boom Generation

    By Peter Kramer

    Drawing on a wide range of archival sources, Peter Kramer explains how American Graffiti came into existence, paying close attention to the small-town upbringing and previous films of its director George Lucas. The book also explores the film’s story, style and themes; its marketing, critical…

    Hardback – 2017-07-01 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • The Breakfast Club

    Youth Identity and Generational Conflict in the Golden Age of Teen Film

    By Elissa Nelson

    The Breakfast Club is often classified as a quintessential teen film. The film spoke to the generation coming of age at during the 1980s with a story that got to the heart of the conflict between adults and young adults, that understood both the camaraderie and the pressures of peer…

    Hardback – 2017-07-01 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • American Pie

    The Anatomy of the Vulgar Teen Comedy

    By Bill Osgerby

    This book examines American Pie (1999), a film that exemplifies that most disparaged of movie genres – vulgar teen comedy. Taking American Pie as its focus, Bill Osgerby explores the nature and appeal of gloriously ‘grossed out’ teen humour. The book considers the relationship between American Pie’…

    Hardback – 2017-07-01 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • Boyhood

    A Young Life on Screen

    By Timothy Shary

    This book traces the development of Richard Linklater’s Boyhood from its audacious concept through its tenacious production to its celebrated reception, placing it within the context of cinematic parables about children to demonstrate its distinctive vision. Timothy Shary, author of numerous…

    Hardback – 2017-07-01 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • Grease

    Gender, Nostalgia and Youth Consumption in the Blockbuster Era

    By Barbara Jane Brickman

    This book offers the first in-depth look at the history, social context, and industrial practices behind this teen musical phenomenon to suggest that social change, especially in terms of gender and sexuality, comes to the surface despite the film’s retro setting, blockbuster business model, and…

    Hardback – 2017-07-01 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • Rock around the Clock

    Exploitation, Rock 'n' roll and the Origins of Youth Culture

    By Yannis Tzioumakis, Sian Lincoln

    Rock around the Clock examines one of the earliest films made specifically for young audiences in US cinema, paying particular attention to the exploitation film production company that made the film, the ways it represented young people, especially in terms of their association with rock ‘n’ roll…

    Hardback – 2017-07-01 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • The Hunger Games

    Spectacle, Risk and the Girl Action Hero

    By Catherine Driscoll

    This book considers "The Hunger Games" as an intertextual field centred on this blockbuster film franchise but also encompassing the successful novels that preceded them and the merchandised imagery and the critical and fan discourse that surrounds them. It emphasizes the place of "The Hunger Games…

    Hardback – 2017-07-01 
    Routledge
    Cinema and Youth Cultures

  • The (de)Evolution of Black Women in Television

    Mammies, Matriarchs and Mistresses

    By Imani M. Cheers

    This book seeks to interrogate the representation of Black women in television. Cheers explores how the increase of Black women in media ownership and creative executive roles (producers, showrunners, directors and writers) in the last 30 years affected the fundamental cultural shift in Black women…

    Hardback – 2017-07-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Television Studies

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