The Child in Post-Apocalyptic Cinema, Hardback Book

The Child in Post-Apocalyptic Cinema Hardback

Edited by Debbie C. Olson


The child in many post-apocalyptic films occupies a unique space within the narrative, a space that oscillates between death and destruction, faith and hope.

The Child in Post-Apocalyptic Cinema interrogates notions of the child as a symbol of futurity and also loss.

By exploring the ways children function discursively within a dystopian framework we may better understand how and why traditional notions of childhood are repeatedly tethered to sites of adult conflict and disaster, a connection that often functions to reaffirm the "rightness" of past systems of social order.

This collection features critical articles that explore the role of the child character in post-apocalyptic cinema, including classic, recent, and international films, approached from a variety of theoretical, methodological, and cultural perspectives.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 244 pages, 27 Halftones, black and white
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Films, cinema
  • ISBN: 9780739194287



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