Saturday, May 15, 2010

Does anyone know..

of any books/blogs/articles that deal with race theory and the representation of pidgin english in fiction?  Whether that be comics, films, books or tv shows.

Or can anyone suggest any books, films or tv shows that feature characters that speak pidgin english?

I am trying to research something but don't have the language or knowledge to put the right words into google search.  I'm not interested in real people who speak pidgin languages, i'm interested in their representations in fiction and popular culture.

Thanks for any help anyone can give.

2 comments:

Bubbashelby said...

The first thing I thought of was Joel Chandler Harris' Uncle Remus stories (Brer Rabbit etc.) http://www.gutenberg.org/browse/authors/h#a868

There is a lot out there regarding the Disney film based on those stories - Song of the South - and Disney's refusal to re-release it because of it's "racial" overtones.

One more place to look may be by looking into the Notes and Reference section of the wikipedia page on Pidgin: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pidgin

Boudica said...

Try searching on:
representations of creole language in media

It might throw up a few leads.