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Screen saviors : Hollywood fictions of whiteness

Author: Hernan Vera; Andrew Gordon
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Screen Saviors' studies how the self of whites is imagined in Hollywood movies, by white directors, featuring white protagonists interacting with people of another colour.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Vera, Hernan, 1937-
Screen saviors.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2003
(OCoLC)606930045
Named Person: Schwarze; Weise
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hernan Vera; Andrew Gordon
ISBN: 0847699463 9780847699469 0847699471 9780847699476
OCLC Number: 50123348
Description: xii, 203 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Foreword: A nation of sheep / Joe R. Feagin --
Learning to be white through the movies --
The divided white self --
The beautiful white American : Sincere fictions of the Savior --
Amistad: Civilization and its contentments --
Mutiny on the Bounty : Civilization andiIts discontents --
Racism as a project: Guess who's coming to dinner --
Scarlett and Mammy revisited: White women and black women in Hollywood films --
White out: Racial masquerade by whites in American film I --
White out: Racial masquerade by whites in American film II --
Black and white Buddies I --
Black and white Buddies II --
Conclusion: The crisis of whiteness.
Responsibility: Hernán Vera and Andrew M. Gordon.

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This collaboration by a sociologist and film critic offers a critique of almost a century's worth of American film, from 1915 to 2001. It studies how the self of whites is imagined in Hollywood  Read more...

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The study cuts through 84 years of films with many specific and accurate analyses. It will give instructors a new perspective and students tough questions to ask in many classes. Recommended. * Read more...

 
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