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Title The encyclopedia of racism in American films / edited by Salvador Jimenez Murguia.

Publication Info. Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]

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Description xviii, 805 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series National cinema series
National cinemas series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary From D.W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation in 1915 to the recent Get Out, audiences and critics alike have responded to racism in motion pictures for more than a century. Whether subtle or blatant, racially biased images and narratives erase minorities, perpetuate stereotypes, and keep alive practices of discrimination and marginalization. Even in the 21st century, the American film industry is not "color blind," evidenced by films such as Babel (2006), A Better Life (2011), and 12 Years a Slave (2013). The Encyclopedia of Racism in American Film documents one facet of racism in the film industry, wherein historically underrepresented peoples are misrepresented--through a lack of roles for actors of color, stereotyping, negative associations, and an absence of rich, nuanced characters. Offering insights and analysis from over seventy scholars, critics, and activists, the volume highlights issues such as: -Hollywood's diversity crisis -White Savior films -Magic Negro tropes -The disconnect between screen images and lived realities of African Americans, Latinos, Native Americans, and Asians. A companion to the ever-growing field of race studies, this volume opens up a critical dialogue on an always timely issue. The Encyclopedia of Racism in American Film will appeal to scholars of cinema, race and ethnicity studies, and cultural history.
Contents Adventures of Huckleberry Finn films -- The air up there -- Aladdin -- Ali -- All the invisible children -- American history X -- American me -- American sniper -- Amistad -- Apocalypse now -- The aristocats -- Avatar -- Babel -- Bad Santa -- Bamboozled -- The believers -- Beloved -- A better life -- Big trouble in little China -- Bird -- The birth of a nation -- Black Hawk down -- Black like me -- Blazing saddles -- The blind side -- Blood diamond -- Blood in, blood out -- Borat -- Born in the East L.A. -- Born on the Fourth of July -- Boyz n the hood -- Breakfast at Tiffany's -- Broken blossoms -- The Bronze Buckaroo -- Bulworth -- Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid -- C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America -- Cadillac Records -- Carlito's Way -- Charlie and the chocolate factory films -- Charlie's Angels -- The cheat -- A Christmas story -- Cloud Atlas -- Coffy -- The color purple -- Colors -- Come see the paradise -- Crash -- Crazy/beautiful -- The crimson kimono -- Crossfire -- Dangerous minds -- Daughter of the dragon -- Daughters of the dust -- A day without a Mexican -- Dear white people -- The defiant ones -- The departed -- Divine secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood -- Django unchained -- Do the right thing -- Dope -- Dreamgirls -- Driving Miss Daisy -- Drop squad -- Drum -- Dumbo -- El norte -- Empire of the sun -- Eve's Bayou -- The express -- Falling down -- Fantasia -- Far from heaven -- Farewell to Manzanar -- Finding Forrester -- Flags of our fathers -- Forrest Gump -- Fresh -- Fruitvale Station -- Gangs of New York -- Get out -- Ghost dog: the way of the Samurai -- Ghost in the shell -- Ghosts of Mississippi -- Giant -- The girl from Mexico -- Glory -- The Godfather films -- Gone with the wind -- The Goonies -- Gran Torino -- The great debaters -- The green mile -- Gremlins -- Guess Who -- Guess who's coming to dinner -- Harold and Kumar go to White Castle -- Hart's War -- Havana Rose -- Hidden figures -- Higher learning -- Hollywood shuffle -- Home of the brave -- Hotel Rwanda -- The Hurricane -- Imitation of life (1934) -- Imitation of life (1959) -- In the heat of the night -- In the land of blood and honey -- Indiana Jones films -- Inside man -- Intolerance -- The intruder -- Jackie Brown -- Japanese war bride -- Jungle fever -- Jungle 2 jungle -- The Karate Kid films -- La Bamba -- Lady and the Tramp -- Lady sings the blues -- Lakeview Terrace -- The landlord -- The last samurai -- Lean on me -- Lee Daniels' The Butler -- Liberty heights -- The lion king -- The littlest rebel -- The lone ranger -- The long walk home -- Losing Isaiah -- Lost boundaries -- Love field -- Loving -- Lucy -- The magnificent seven -- Maid in Manhattan -- Malcolm X -- Mandingo -- Marathon Man -- Marked for Death -- The mask of Fu Manchu -- The master gunfighter -- Me, myself & Irene -- Memoirs of a Geisha -- Menace II society -- The Mexican -- Mi familia/My family -- Mi vida loca/My crazy life -- Middle of nowhere -- Miracle at St. Anna -- Mississippi Masala -- The mist -- Mo' better blues -- Monster's ball -- Moon over Parador -- The mummy films -- Nacho Libre -- New Jack City -- Night of the living dead -- No way out -- North -- Nothing but a man -- O -- O brother, where art thou? -- Only the brave -- The Outsiders -- The passion of the Christ -- A patch of blue -- Peter Pan -- The Phenix City story -- The pianist -- Pinky -- Pirates of the Caribbean films -- Pitch perfect -- Planet of the apes -- Pocahontas -- Precious -- A raisin in the sun films -- Ray -- Real women have curves -- Red tails -- Remember the Titans -- The revenant -- Romeo must die -- Rosewood -- Sankofa -- Save the last dance -- Sayonara -- Scarface -- Schindler's list -- School daze -- School ties -- The searchers -- Secondhand lions -- The secret life of bees -- Selena -- Selma -- Sergeant Rutledge -- The serpent and the rainbow -- Seven years in Tibet -- Shaft films -- Shanghai Express -- The Shawshank redemption -- The sheik -- Show boat films -- The siege -- Smoke signals -- Snow falling on cedars -- A soldier's story -- Something new -- The son of the sheik -- Song of the south -- Soul man -- Sounder -- Stand and deliver -- Star Wars trilogy -- Stonewall -- Sweet home Alabama -- Sweet Sweetback's baadasssss song -- Tarzan films -- íThree amigos! -- 3 ninjas -- A time to kill -- To kill a mockingbird -- To sir, with love -- Touch of evil -- The toy -- Training day -- The treasure of the Sierra Madre -- 12 angry men -- 12 years a slave -- Two mules for Sister Sara -- Uncle Tom's cabin films -- The unholy three -- V for vendetta -- The watermelon woman -- West side story -- White dog -- White man's burden -- The wild bunch -- Windtalkers -- Within our gates -- The wizard of Oz -- You don't mess with the Zohan -- You only live twice -- Zebrahead -- Appendix A. Themes -- Appendix B. Profiles.
Subject Minorities in motion pictures -- Encyclopedias.
Racism in motion pictures -- Encyclopedias.
Motion pictures -- United States -- Encyclopedias.
Minorities in motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01023282
Motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01027285
Racism in motion pictures. (OCoLC)fst01086658
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Encyclopedias.
Encyclopedias. (OCoLC)fst01423798
Added Author Murguia, Salvador, 1977- editor.
Added Title Racism in American films.
ISBN 9781442269057 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
1442269057 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
9781442269064 (ePub ebook)
Standard No. 40028178267

 
    
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