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Decolonizing Animation : Databases and Articles

Articles by and about BIPOC Animators

Samurai with Afros: Political and Cultural Connotations of African American Depictions in Japanese- Style Animation
Journal Title: Film Matters 
Author: Keevan Robertson
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Toward an Indigenous Feminine Animation Aesthetic 
Journal Title: Studies in American Indian Literature  
Author: Chanette Romero
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Animated Representations of Blackness  
Journal Title: Journal of African American Studies   
Author: C. Richard King, Mary K. Bloodsworth Lugo, Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo
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Black and White: Race in Soviet Animation   
Journal Title: Chapter in Drawing the Iron Curtain   
Author: Maya Balakirsky Katz
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Blackness, Animation, and the Politics of Black Fatherhood in "The Cleveland Show"   
Journal Title: Journal of African American Studies 
Author: Derrais Carter
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Hello Sha-kitty-peare?: Shakespeares Cutified in Japanese Anime Imagination   
Journal Title: Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies   
Author: Ryuta Minami
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