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Projections of passing : postwar anxieties and Hollywood films, 1947-1960

Author: N Megan Kelley
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2016] ©2016
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"A key concern in postwar America was "who's passing for whom?" Analyzing representations of passing in Hollywood films reveals changing cultural ideas about authenticity and identity in a country reeling from a hot war and moving towards a cold one. After World War II, passing became an important theme in Hollywood movies, one that lasted throughout the long 1950s, as it became a metaphor to express postwar  Read more...
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Kelley, N. Megan.
Projections of passing.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2016
(DLC) 2015045695
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: N Megan Kelley
ISBN: 9781496806314 149680631X 9781496806284 149680628X 9781496806291 1496806298 1496806271 9781496806277
OCLC Number: 931861486
Description: 1 online resource (264 pages)
Contents: Cover --
CONTENTS --
INTRODUCTION --
CHAPTER ONE: Hollywood's Passing Contexts: The Rise of Psychoanalytic Discourse, Identity Studies, and Cold War Culture --
CHAPTER TWO: Passing as Social Strategy: The Early Postwar "Message" Pics --
CHAPTER THREE: Passing as Identity Crisis: The Psychoanalytic Turn in Hollywood --
CHAPTER FOUR: "Hiding in Plain Sight": Political Passing, Communist Fears, and Hollywood --
CHAPTER FIVE: They Walk among Us: Science Fiction Films and Passing Aliens --
CHAPTER SIX: "Both Body and Meaning Can Do a Cartwheel": Postwar Hollywood Masculinities and Passing Anxieties --
CHAPTER SEVEN: Hollywood's Postwar Feminine Masquerades: Masculine Women, Blonde Goddesses, and Passing for Normal --
CONCLUSION --
AFTERWORD AND ACKNOWLEDGMENTS --
NOTES --
BIBLIOGRAPHY --
SELECT FILMOGRAPHY --
INDEX --
A --
B --
C --
D --
E --
F --
G --
H --
I --
J --
K --
L --
M --
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Z.
Responsibility: N. Megan Kelley.

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