Representations of children in television and film

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Description

Interview with Jason Di Rosso, “Guns, Kids and Jenny the New Girl,” The List, ABS Radio National (5 April 2013):http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/thelist/the-list-april-5/4611846

Subject

The trope of the child in popular media:

the vulnerability of children has been a recurring theme in current affairs recent years, and cultural anxieties around childhood appear to be surfacing in popular culture. From Jane Campion's Top Of The Lake to Game of Thrones, themes of corruption and exploitation are rife. Dr Jo Faulkner, a researcher at the University of New South Wales, believes that the representation of children throughout history are often an expression of contemporary social concerns.

 

Period5 Apr 2013

Media contributions

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Media contributions

  • TitleGuns, Kids and Jenny the New Girl
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletABC
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size10 minutes
    CountryAustralia
    Date5/04/13
    Descriptionthe vulnerability of children has been a recurring theme in current affairs recent years, and cultural anxieties around childhood appear to be surfacing in popular culture. From Jane Campion's Top Of The Lake to Game of Thrones, themes of corruption and exploitation are rife. Dr Jo Faulkner, a researcher at the University of New South Wales, believes that the representation of children throughout history are often an expression of contemporary social concerns.
    Producer/AuthorJason Di Rosso
    URLwww.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/thelist/the-list-april-5/4611846
    PersonsJoanne Faulkner