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
The Geography of Resistance
NFL Films and the Rise of Sports Media
Crossing the Borders of Region and Race
Wanda A. Hendricks
Multiracial Asian Americans in Visual Culture
A Cinema of Sensations
From Refrigerator Mothers to Computer Geeks
Reflections of an Undocumented Immigrant
José Ángel N.
Women's Magazines in the Digital Age
Brooke Erin Duffy
The Rise and Fall of Chicagos First Black-Owned Theater