Classic Hollywood, Classic Whiteness

Daniel Bernardi


Classic Hollywood, Classic Whiteness

Classic Hollywood, Classic Whiteness

  • Title: Classic Hollywood, Classic Whiteness
  • Author: Daniel Bernardi
  • ISBN: 9780816632398
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Paperback



Leading scholars address the myriad ways in which America s attitudes about race informed the production of Hollywood films from the 1920s through the 1960s From the predominantly white star system to segregated mise en sc nes, Hollywood films reinforced institutionalized racism The contributors to this volume examine how assumptions about white superiority and colored iLeading scholars address the myriad ways in which America s attitudes about race informed the production of Hollywood films from the 1920s through the 1960s From the predominantly white star system to segregated mise en sc nes, Hollywood films reinforced institutionalized racism The contributors to this volume examine how assumptions about white superiority and colored inferiority and the politics of segregation and assimilation affected Hollywood s classic period.Contributors Eric Avila, UCLA Aaron Baker, Arizona State U Karla Rae Fuller, Columbia College Andrew Gordon, U of Florida Allison Graham, U of Memphis Joanne Hershfield, U of North Carolina Cindy Hing Yuk Wond, College of Staten Island, CUNY Arthur Knight, William and Mary Sarah Madsen Hardy, Bryn Mawr Gina Marchetti, U of Maryland Gary W McDonogh Chandra Mukerji, UC, San Diego Martin F Norden, U of Massachusetts Brian O Neil, U of Southern Mississippi Roberta E Pearson, Cardiff U Marguerite H Rippy, Marymount U Nicholas Sammond Beretta E Smith Shomade, U of Arizona Peter Stanfield, Southampton Institute Kelly Thomas Hernan Vera, U of Florida Karen Wallace, U of Wisconsin, Oshkosh Thomas E Wartenberg, Mount Holyoke Geoffrey M White, U of Hawai i and Jane Yi.


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This is an extremely interesting book. It's also a very hard read. The various chapters and topics are I believe academic papers. Some of them use academic jargon and are really not for the non-academic reader. HOWEVER, the topic is so extremely interesting that I read the whole thing. For example, the visual physical "misfit" that has always puzzled me in A Night at the Opera (between Groucho and the fat white lady) is looked at closely in the first chapter and discussed as actually the central [...]


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