Idylls and othernesses: Childhood and rurality in film

Jones, O. (2007) Idylls and othernesses: Childhood and rurality in film. In: Jones, O., ed. (2007) Cinematic countrysides. Manchester: Manchester University Press, pp. 177-194. ISBN 9780719072666 Available from:

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Chapter Intro The initial premise of this chapter is simple. If there are discourses of rural childhood and rural childhood idyll in literature, music, art, advertisements and so forth, then it can be expected that these will have extended into the realms of television and film as they have risen to cultural pre-eminence throughout the twentieth century. The questions remain; in what ways has this occurred, and in what ways does the medium of film itself develop, intensify and/or subvert the discourses of rurality and childhood it carries?

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:children, childhood, rurality, film, idyll
ID Code:16137
Deposited By: O. Jones
Deposited On:07 Dec 2011 11:21
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