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The persistence of whiteness : race and contemporary Hollywood cinema

Author: Daniel Bernardi
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Persistence of Whiteness investigates the representation and narration of race in contemporary Hollywood cinema. Ideologies of class, ethnicity, gender, nation and sexuality are central concerns as are the growth of the business of filmmaking. Focusing on representations of Black, Asian, Jewish, Latina/o and Native American identities, this collection also shows how whiteness is a fact everywhere in  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Persistence of whiteness.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2008
(OCoLC)861685854
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Bernardi
ISBN: 9780415774123 0415774128 9780415774130 0415774136 9780203939741 0203939743
OCLC Number: 85814031
Description: xxvi, 390 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Manifest myth-making : Texas history in the movies / Charles Ramírez Berg --
Mapping the beach : beach movies, exploitation film and geographies of whiteness / Josh Stenger --
Boyz, boyz, boyz : new Black cinema and Black masculinity / Keith M. Harris --
Star wars episodes I-VI : Coyote and the force of white narrative / Gabriel S. Estrada (Nahuatl) --
The whiteness of the Rings / Sean Redmond --
Neo abolitionists, colorblind epistemologies and Black politics : the Matrix trilogy / Tani Dianca Sanchez --
Vampires of color and the performance of multicultural whiteness / Dale Hudson --
The naked and the dead : the Jewish male body and masculinity in Sunshine and Enemy at the gates / Peter Lehman and Susan Hunt --
Framing Jennifer Lopez : mobilizing race from the wide shot to the close-up / Priscilla Peña Ovalle --
Guess who's coming to dinner with Eldridge Cleaver and the Supreme Court, or reforming popular racial memory with Hepburn and Tracy / Susan Courtney --
Master-slave sex acts : Mandingo and the race/sex paradox / Celine Parrenas Shimizu --
The tragedy of whiteness and neoliberalism in Brad Kaaya's O/Othello / Deborah Elizabeth Whaley --
Romeo must die : interracial romance in action / Gina Marchetti --
The dark side of whiteness : Sweetback and John Dollard's idea of "the gains of the lower class negroes" / Thomas Cripps --
Black like him : Steven Spielberg's The color purple / Lester D. Friedman --
Crossover diva : Whoopi Goldberg and persona politics / Bambi L. Haggins --
Surviving In living color with some White chicks : whiteness in the Wayans' (Black) minds / Beretta E. Smith-Shomade.
Responsibility: edited by Daniel Bernardi.
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