The Palgrave Handbook of Children's Film and Television

  • Casie Hermansson
  • Janet Zepernick

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Casie Hermansson, Janet Zepernick
    Pages 1-33
  3. Adaptation and Intertextuality in Children’s Television and Film

  4. The Possibility of Childhood: Gaining Experience Without Coming of Age

  5. Adult Discourses in Children’s Film

  6. Identity, Race, and Class

  7. The Tension Between Global and Local

  8. Film Literacy and Education

  9. The Influence of Form and Platform

  10. Back Matter
    Pages 585-594

About this book


This volume explores film and television for children and youth. While children’s film and television vary in form and content from country to country, their youth audience, ranging from infants to “screenagers”, is the defining feature of the genre and is written into the DNA of the medium itself. This collection offers a contemporary analysis of film and television designed for this important audience, with particular attention to new directions evident in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. With examples drawn from Iran, China, Korea, India, Israel, Eastern Europe, the Philippines, and France, as well as from the United States and the United Kingdom, contributors address a variety of issues ranging from content to production, distribution, marketing, and the use of film, both as object and medium, in education. Through a diverse consideration of media for young infants up to young adults, this volume reveals the newest trends in children’s film and television and its role as both a source of entertainment and pedagogy. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Casie Hermansson
    • 1
  • Janet Zepernick
    • 2
  1. 1.Pittsburg State University PittsburgUSA
  2. 2.Pittsburg State University PittsburgUSA

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