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Disney's most notorious film : race, convergence, and the hidden histories of Song of the South

Author: Jason Sperb
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Analyzing histories of film reception, convergence, and race relations over seven decades, this pioneering book undertakes a superb, multifaceted reading of one of Hollywood's most notorious films

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Sperb
ISBN: 9780292739741 0292739745
OCLC Number: 783173317
Notes: Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Indiana University, 2009.
Description: xiii, 278 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Conditions of possibility: the Disney Studios, postwar "thermidor," and the ambivalent origins of Song of the South --
"Put down the mint julep, Mr. Disney": postwar racial consciousness and Disney's critical legacy in the 1946 reception of Song of the South --
"Our most requested movie": media convergence, black ambivalence, and the reconstruction of Song of the South --
A past that never existed: coonskin, post-racial whiteness, and rewriting history in the era of Reaganism --
On tar babies and honey pots: Splash Mountain, "Zip-a-dee-doo-dah," and the transmedia dissipation of Song of the South --
Reassuring convergence: new media, nostalgia, and the internet fandom of Song of the South --
Conclusion: On rereleasing Song of the South.
Responsibility: by Jason Sperb.

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Disney's Most Notorious Film: Race, Convergence and the Hidden Histories of Song of the South does more than dissect a film and the pros and cons around it. In its own way, it reveals that Song of Read more...

 
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