Monday, July 25, 2022

Darius Gainer's BLACK REPRESENTATION IN THE WORLD OF ANIMATION from Amatl Comix, an SDSU Press Imprint

Interested in animation, TV, film, or historic media studies? We've got you covered. Check out new author Darius S. Gainer's BLACK REPRESENTATION IN THE WORLD OF ANIMATION. This recent publication covers the extensive history of African American representation in TV and film from the 20th-21st centuries. He critically analyzes "how mainstream popular culture goes shape to various representations of Black identity and expression in everyday media." Dive into a long overdue study offering not only the representation of Black bodies on the silver screen, but an exposure of its problematic beginnings ad harmful toxicity in the industry as well. From Bosko, the Talk-Ink Kid's very first cartoon drawings of to the contemporary Disney film, Soul, Gainer's work will provide an insightful criticism that will change the way you view media forever.  

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