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The birth of whiteness : race and the emergence of U.S. cinema

Author: Daniel Bernardi
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©1996.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Birth of whiteness.
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)655299887
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Bernardi
ISBN: 0813522757 9780813522753 0813522765 9780813522760 0813522773 9780813522777
OCLC Number: 33969754
Description: viii, 378 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The Re-birth of the aesthetic in cinema / Clyde Taylor --
The Making of The Birth of a race: the emerging politics of identity in silent movies / Thomas Cripps --
Identity and betrayal: The Symbol of the unconquered and Oscar Micheaux's 'Biographical legend' / Pearl Bowser and Louise Spence --
The Accepted idea displaced: stereotype and Sessue Hayakawa / Donald Kirihara --
The Voice of whiteness: D.W. Griffith's biograph films (1908-1913) / Daniel Bernardi --
The Family on the land: race and nationhood in silent westerns / Virginia Wright Wexman --
Race and the reception of Jack Johnson fight films / Dan Streible --
Birth of the southwest: social protest, tourism, and D.W. Griffith's Ramona / Chon A. Noriega --
The Undoing of the Other woman: Madame Butterfly in the discourse of American orientalism / Nick Browne --
Tragic and transcendent love in The Forbidden city / Gina Marchetti --
The Revenge of rain-in-the-face? or, Custers and Indians on the silent screen / Roberta E. Pearson --
Robert Flaherty's Nanook of the North: the politics of taxidermy and romantic ethnography / Fatimah Tobing Rony --
Touring the orient with Lafcadio Hearn and Cecil B. DeMille: highbrow versus lowbrow in a consumer culture / Sumiko Higashi.
Responsibility: edited by Daniel Bernardi.

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