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Articles from Vol. 5, No. 2, Fall

Abjection and the Cinematic Cholo: The Chicano Gang Stereotype in Sociohistoric Context
In this brief research note, the author uses a sociohistoric lens to examine selected films that have employed the cholo, or Chicano gang member, stereotype. He finds that the cholo is a prevalent archetype of Mexican and Mexican American youth. The...
Boyhood, Ideology, and Popular Hindi Cinema
Popular cinema in India has been identified as providing rich cultural texts for understanding the legitimization of ideological and political hegemony, especially through narrative-cinematic forms popular in the post-colonial Indian public sphere. An...
Delinquents, Savages, and Lovers an Introduction to the Cinema of Boyhood
Introduces this special issue's theme of "Boys and Cinema," discussing the emergence of a specific, international cinema of boyhood in the early 1960s, and five main themes established within it by the late 1960s.Keywords: CINEMA OF BOYHOOD, BOYS IN...
Lost Boys: The Infernal Youth of the Cinematic Teenage Vampire
This paper takes a comparative look at the configuration of boyhood as shown in two periods of the vampire film: the teen-vamp explosion of the 1980s, which produced Joel Schumacher's The Lost Boys, and recent representations in vampire romance such...
The Evolving Psychoanalytic Vision of Boyhood(s) and Masculinity(ies)
Over the course of the past century, the dominant psychoanalytic paradigm for understanding boyhood and male gender identity development has been grounded in two complementary visions: Freud's original formulations and, later, the propositions of Ralph...
Tough Guys, Tattle-Tales, and Tears Hollywood Defines the American Boy, 1930-1934
This essay examines the portrayals of boys in American film, especially Jackie Cooper, during the "pre-code" period of Hollywood sound films, roughly 1930-1934. With the Great Depression cutting movie attendance, studios explored social taboos to entice...
Wally Cleaver Goes to War: The Boy Citizen-Soldier on the Cold War Screen
This paper examines the ways in which instructional films, television shows, and television commercials both depicted and sought to construct the experience of American boyhood in the decades immediately following World War II. During the Cold War, many...
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