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Reel Racism : Confronting Hollywood's Construction of Afro-American Culture - Vincent F. Rocchio

Reel Racism

Confronting Hollywood's Construction of Afro-American Culture

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"Reel Racism: Confronting Hollywood's Construction of Afro-American Culture "goes beyond reflection theories of the media to examine cinema's active participation in the operations of racism --a complex process rooted in the dynamics of representation. Written for undergraduates and graduate students of film studies and philosophy, Reel Racism focuses on methods and frameworks that analyze films for their production of meaning and how those meanings participate in a broader process of justifying, naturalizing, or legitimizing difference, privilege, and violence based on race. In addition to analyzing how the process of racism is articulated in specific films, Reel Racism examines how specific meanings can resist their function of ideological containment, and instead, offer a perspective of a more collective, egalitarian social system-- one that transcends the discourse of race.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Of Racism and Representationp. 1
Introduction: Revisiting Racism and Cinemap. 3
Notesp. 26
The Birth of 1 (racist) Notion(al) Cinemap. 29
Notesp. 53
Cinema and the Maintenance of Privilegep. 55
The Gods Must Be Crazy (privileged, but Crazy)p. 57
Notesp. 73
Driving Miss Alisy (because She's White and I'M Not!)p. 75
Notesp. 93
Mississippi (and History) Burningp. 95
Notesp. 113
Confronting Racism and Representationp. 115
A World Apart (from the World of Privilege)p. 117
Notesp. 135
School Daze and the Politics of Appropriationp. 137
Notesp. 151
Do the Right Thing: Style as Confrontationp. 153
Notesp. 172
Daughters of the Dust and the Figurative as Mode of Resistancep. 173
Notesp. 189
The Great White Man of Lamberene and the Limits of Representationp. 191
Notesp. 210
Epiloque: Racism: Representation, and the Role of Theoryp. 211
Notesp. 216
Bibliographyp. 219
Indexp. 223
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ISBN: 9780813367101
ISBN-10: 0813367107
Series: Thinking Through Cinema
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st October 2000
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 1.37
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1