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There's no place like home : the migrant child in world cinema

Author: Stephanie Donald
Publisher: London : I.B. Tauris, 2018. ©2018
Series: Tauris world cinema series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book offers a fresh interpretation of the migrant child as a recurring figure in world cinema. Displaced or placeless children, and the idea of childhood itself, are vehicles to examine migration and cosmopolitanism in films such as Le Ballon Rouge, Sammy Going South and Le Havre. Surveying fictional and documentary film from the post-war years until today, the author shows how the child is a guide to themes of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Donald, Stephanie, 1961-
There's no place like home.
London : I.B. Tauris, 2018
(OCoLC)930446776
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephanie Donald
ISBN: 9781838609702 1838609709
OCLC Number: 1099675268
Awards: Winner of Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2019
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 275 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: The Dorothy Complex --
The Red Balloon and Squirt's Journey: story-telling with child migrants --
Once My Mother, Welcome and he Havre: breath and the child cosmopolitan --
Little Moth and The Road: precarity, immobility and inertia --
Landscape in the Mist --
The Leaving of Liverpool: Empire and religion, poetry and the archive --
Diamonds of the Night.
Series Title: Tauris world cinema series.
Other Titles: There is no place like home
Responsibility: Stephanie Hemelryk Donald.

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This book offers a fresh interpretation of the migrant child as a recurring figure in world cinema. Displaced or placeless children, and the idea of childhood itself, are vehicles to examine migration and cosmopolitanism in films such as Le Ballon Rouge, Sammy Going South and Le Havre. Surveying fictional and documentary film from the post-war years until today, the author shows how the child is a guide to themes of place, self and being in world cinema.

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`There's No Place Like Home stands out for its immediacy, poignancy, and elegance. By capturing the fragility and elasticity of childhoods, this book makes a compelling addition to world cinema, and Read more...

 
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