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Horror noire : blacks in American horror films from the 1890s to present

Author: Robin R Means Coleman
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Robin R. Means Coleman traces the history of notable characterizations of blackness in horror cinema, examines key levels of black participation on screen and behind the camera, and unpacks the genre's racialized imagery and narratives that make up popular culture's commentary on race.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin R Means Coleman
ISBN: 9780415880190 041588019X 9780415880206 0415880203 9780203847671 0203847679
OCLC Number: 548660379
Description: xxii, 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : studying blacks and horror films --
The birth of the black boogeyman: pre-1930s --
Jungle fever: a horror romance: 1930s --
Horrifying goons and minstrel coons: 1940s --
Black invisibility, white science, and a night with Ben: 1950s-1960s --
Scream, whitey, scream: retribution, enduring women and carnality: 1970s --
We always die first: invisibility, racial red-lining, and self-sacrifice: 1980s --
Black is back! retribution and the urban terrain: 1990s --
Conclusion: catching some zzzzz's: blackz and horror in the 21st century.
Responsibility: Robin R. Means Coleman.

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Robin R. Means Coleman traces the history of notable characterizations of blackness in horror cinema, examines key levels of black participation on screen and behind the camera, and unpacks the genre's racialized imagery and narratives that make up popular culture's commentary on race.

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