Ethnicity and the American Cinema
Could Woody Allen have made the same movies if he weren't Jewish? Would John Ford's pictures have been different if he weren't an Irish Catholic? Is Spike Lee's color an important ingredient in his movie-making? Such engaging issues are considered in Unspeakable Images, a volume that encourages fresh thinking and research about ethnic issues and the American cinema.
In fourteen chapters on topics ranging from film comedy to reporter movies to Latins in Manhattan, contributors from diverse disciplines explore ethnicity as a broad, complex, multilayered concept. The book's first section scrutinizes ethnicity within the context of traditional modes of film analysis---historical, auteurist, and generic. Essays in the second section relate ethnicity to broader areas of critical thought such as cultural studies, ethnography, postmodernism, psychoanalysis, feminism, and class studies, analyzing how each intersects and amplifies the other.
"This is the first collection of essays on ethnicity that uses a sophisticated approach to the subject, taking the field beyond the mere study of positive and negative images."--Patricia Erens, author of The Jew in American Cinema
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Lester D. Friedman
African American Athletes and Cold War Politics
Damion L. Thomas
Edited by Jennifer F. Hamer
Black Chicago's Literary Landscape
Elizabeth Schroeder Schlabach
Edited by Horace Maxile, Jr.
Blacks, Italians, and Poles in Pittsburgh, 1900-1960
John Bodnar, Roger Simon, and Michael P. Weber
Race, Gender, and Anti-vice Activism, 1887-1917
Kenneth M. Hamilton
Edited by Michael Ezra
The Spectacular Rise of a Black Power Icon
Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington, D.C.
Treva B. Lindsey
Singing, Shouting, and the Shadow of Minstrelsy
Edited by John J. Bukowczyk