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Black magic : White Hollywood and African American culture

Author: Krin Gabbard
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As Krin Gabbard reveals in this book, we duly recognize the cultural heritage of African Americans in literature, music and art, but there is a disturbing pattern in the roles that blacks are asked  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Krin Gabbard
ISBN: 081353383X 9780813533834 0813533848 9780813533841
OCLC Number: 53215708
Description: xi, 324 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Black magic, disembodied. Marlon Brando's jazz acting and the obsolescence of blackface ; Borrowing Black masculinity: Dirty Harry finds his gentle side ; Passing tones: The talented Mr. Ripley and Pleasantville --
Serving the white audience. The racial displacements of Ransom and Fargo ; Black angels in America : millennial solutions to the "race problem" --
Unrepresentable subjects. Evidence : Thelonious Monk's challenge to jazz history ; Revenge of the Nerds : representing the White male collector of Black music --
Black magic, inverted. Robert Altman's jazz history lesson ; Spike Lee meets Aaron Copland.
Responsibility: Krin Gabbard.
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