Who Gets to Be on the Bus?: Tracing Conceptions of Race in and around The Magic School Bus from 1986 to 2018 (2021)

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February 12, 2023 - 5:23pm

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Author critiques MSB for its superficial focus on multiculturalism with whiteness as the dominant frame. Even though the visual representations of MSB characters in the Netflix reboot have changed, the cultural stereotypes have stagnated since the 1980s. 

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Rebecca Rowe, "Who Gets to Be on the Bus?: Tracing Conceptions of Race in and around The Magic School Bus from 1986 to 2018 (2021)", contributed by Prerna Srigyan, STS Infrastructures, Platform for Experimental Collaborative Ethnography, last modified 12 February 2023, accessed 17 June 2024. https://stsinfrastructures.org/content/who-gets-be-bus-tracing-conceptions-race-and-around-magic-school-bus-1986-2018-2021