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Maclear, Kyo – Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 2018
Literary scholar Clare Bradford gives voice to a pervasive anxiety that arises when a child audience meets unsettling ecological narratives. She remarks: "to explain to young children that pygmy hippos are under serious threat or that elephants are still being killed for their tusks or that wilderness areas are disappearing is to construct a…
Descriptors: Children, Climate, Ecology, Conservation (Environment)
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Meyer, Karen Ann; Vellani, Al-Munir – Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 2014
In "Cinema Paradiso" (Tomatore, 1988), Salvatore's love of movies came from spending his earlier, young life inside a cinema with the fatherly projectionist Alfredo, now blind and bitter. Alfredo is right. Life is much harder, yes, yet still very much "like in the movies" filled with frustrated actions, performed inside blind…
Descriptors: Films, Film Study, Urban Education, Seminars
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Bondy, Jennifer M. – Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 2012
In this article the author discusses Foucault's heterotopia analytic and applies it to a film analysis of QuinceaƱera. Engaging in feminist and critical media scholarship, the author outlines U.S. discourses on girlhood and their collusion with patriarchal and heteronormative discourses on Latino cultural nationalism in the regulation, control,…
Descriptors: Females, Gender Issues, Sexuality, Cultural Influences