Category Archives: Children Youth and Media

Adult fans, children’s culture: the curious case of My Little Pony

amy-lombard-bronies-02@2x copy What’s going on for adult fans of children’s culture? Some thoughts about the bronies, and other adult fans of My Little Pony.

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Disinfecting Disney? Tackling the history of representation

The Disney Corporation is putting advisory messages about racial stereotyping on some of its historical films and TV shows. How should we deal with problematic representations from the past?

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The end of innocence?

Channel 4’s new drama National Treasure has brought the issue of celebrity paedophiles back to public attention. What does the most notorious and well-documented of these cases – that of Jimmy Savile – tell us about the role of media celebrity and children’s culture?

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