Animated Mischief

Essays on Subversiveness in Cartoons Since 1987

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About the Book

Over the last century, the medium of animation has served as an expression of childhood as well as a method of subverting the expectations of what society has promised for the future. Separated into three parts, this work assembles various explorations of taste, culture and passion through animation.
Section I features essays that outline the historical changes in art and society that gave rise to an outsider culture that found a home in animation. In the second section, essays examine the practical use of animation as a voice for the underserved. Finally, in Section III, essays analyze the ways in which animation has reshaped the acceptance of outsider status to embrace otherness. Featuring everything from feature-length films to self-produced YouTube videos, the essays in this text reflect a shared love of animation and its unique ability to comment on society and culture.

About the Author(s)

Brian N. Duchaney serves as the director of Military & Veteran Student Services and teaches part-time in the departments of English and Communication Studies at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts.

David S. Silverman is an instructor for Kansas State University-Salina. He is a media historian that has taught communication studies for more than 20 years across the Midwest and has helped to plan a number of conferences on both the national and international stage.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Brian N. Duchaney and David S. Silverman
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Bibliographic Info: notes, index
Copyright Date: 2023
pISBN: 978-1-4766-6397-5
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4870-5
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“A succinct and well-written introduction to the cultural utility of animated cartoons”—Philip L. Simpson, Eastern Florida State College