The Encyclopedia of Racism in American Films

The Encyclopedia of Racism in American Films

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 ...

Author: Salvador Jimenez Murguía

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442269064

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 824

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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.
Categories: Performing Arts

Epic Fails

Epic Fails

This book surveys some of the most iconic failures in American popular culture, from fashion flops to marketing mess-ups, shedding light on the inherent, often comic strain in American life between success and failure.

Author: Salvador Jimenez Murguía

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538103722

Category: History

Page: 184

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This book surveys some of the most iconic failures in American popular culture, from fashion flops to marketing mess-ups, shedding light on the inherent, often comic strain in American life between success and failure. In this engaging volume, the author explains how these came about and why they failed to catch on with the public.
Categories: History

American Reference Books Annual 2019 Edition

American Reference Books Annual  2019 Edition

Part of the National Cinema Series from Rowman & Littlefield, this encyclopedia focuses on Spanish films ... The Encyclopedia of Racism in American Films.

Author: Juneal M. Chenoweth

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440869143

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 552

View: 762

Read professional, fair reviews by practicing academic, public, and school librarians and subject-area specialists that will enable you to make the best choices from among the latest reference resources. • Provides reviews of print and electronic resources, showcasing a wide spectrum for users to consider • Presents unbiased evaluations that allow users to make their own decisions on the suitability of a given resource for their patrons' needs • Gives users access to reviews containing critical, relevant, and timely information from librarians and subject-area specialists
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

A Cuban Cinema Companion

A Cuban Cinema Companion

... Latino: How Cuban Theater in Tampa Shaped an American Immigrant Society. ... of Japanese Horror Films and The Encyclopedia of Racism in American Films.

Author: Salvador Jimenez Murguía

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538107744

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 410

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With the recent shift in Cuba-US relations stemming from the relaxing of travel restrictions and an influx of American visitors, interest in Cuba and its culture has increased substantially. A new emphasis has been placed on the island country’s many cultural and artistic achievements, specifically in film. Cuban cinema is recognized around the world as having produced some of the most celebrated works originating from Latin America—such as Fresa y Chocolate and La Muerte de un Burócrata—as well as many prominent artists—including directors Tomás Gutiérrez Alea and Humberto Solás. In A Cuban Cinema Companion, editors Salvador Jimenez Murguía, Sean O’Reilly, and Amanda McMenamin have assembled a collection of essays about more than 100 films across six decades, including feature films, documentaries, and animation. These entries also provide information on directors, actresses, and actors of Cuban cinema. Entries range from films like Retrato de Teresa to Buena Vista Social Club and include descriptions of each film’s plot, themes, and critical commentary, as well as comprehensive production details and brief suggestions for further reading. Beginning with the victory of the Cuban revolution—from the first ten years of what is often referred to as Cuba’s “Golden Age” of film to the present—this volume offers readers valuable insights into Cuban history, politics, and culture. An indispensable guide to one of the great world cinemas, A Cuban Cinema Companion will be of interest to students, academics, and the general public alike.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Films

The Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Films

It is a film that directly deals with the social problem and complexity of racism in such an evocative manner that the late Roger Ebert said that Do the ...

Author: Salvador Jimenez Murguía

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538115527

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 512

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The treatment—and mistreatment—of women throughout history continues to be a necessary topic of discussion, in order for progress to be made and equality to be achieved. While current articles and books expose troubling truths of the gender divide, modern cinema continues to provide problematic depictions of such behavior—with a few heartening exceptions. The Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Films closely examines the many, pervasive forms of sexism in contemporary productions—from clueless comedies to superhero blockbusters. In more than 130 entries, this volume explores a number of cinematic grievances including: the objectification of women’s bodies the limited character types available for female performers the lack of sexual diversity on the screen the limited range of desirable traits for female performers the use of gratuitous sex the narrow focus on heteronormative depictions of courtship and romance The films discussed here include As Good as It Gets (1999), Beauty and The Beast (2017), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Do the Right Thing (1989), Easy A (2010), The Forty-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Hidden Figures (2016), Lost in Translation (2003), Mulholland Drive (2001), Showgirls (1995), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Star Wars (1977), Thelma & Louise (1991), Tootsie (1982), The Witches of Eastwick (1987), and 9 to 5 (1980). By digging deeply into more insidious forms of sexual/gender discrimination, this book illuminates one more aspect of women’s lives that deserves to be understood. Offering insights and analysis from more than fifty contributors, The Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Films will appeal to scholars of cinema, gender studies, women’s studies, and cultural history.
Categories: Performing Arts

Historical Dictionary of American Cinema

Historical Dictionary of American Cinema

Here's Looking at You: Hollywood, Film, and Politics. 5th ed. New York: Peter Lang, 2014. Giovacchini, Saverio. ... Encyclopedia of Racism in American Film.

Author: M. Keith Booker

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538130124

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 654

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One of the most powerful forces in world culture, American cinema has a long and complex history that stretches through more than a century. This history not only includes a legacy of hundreds of important films but also the evolution of the film industry itself, which is in many ways a microcosm of the history of American society. Historical Dictionary of American Cinema, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 600 cross-referenced entries covering people, films, companies, techniques, themes, and subgenres that have made American cinema such a vital part of world culture.
Categories: Performing Arts

Encyclopedia of African American Society

Encyclopedia of African American Society

This is a definitive, reliable, and accessible entry point to learning the basics about African American society.

Author: Gerald D. Jaynes

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452265414

Category: Social Science

Page: 1112

View: 282

This two-volume reference seeks to capture the ways in which the tenets and foundations of African American culture have given rise to today's society. Approaching the field from a "street level" perspective, these two volumes cover topics of universal interest in America: rap music, sports, television, cinema, racism, religion, literature, and much more. The Encyclopedia of African American Society is also the first comprehensive yet accessible reference set in this field to give voice to the turbulent historical trends–slavery, segregation, "separate but equal"–that are often ignored in favor of mere facts. This is a definitive, reliable, and accessible entry point to learning the basics about African American society.
Categories: Social Science

Race and Racism in the United States An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic 4 volumes

Race and Racism in the United States  An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic  4 volumes

This four-volume set is the definitive source for every topic related to race in the United States.

Author: Charles A. Gallagher

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440803468

Category: Social Science

Page: 1771

View: 370

How is race defined and perceived in America today, and how do these definitions and perceptions compare to attitudes 100 years ago... or 200 years ago? This four-volume set is the definitive source for every topic related to race in the United States.
Categories: Social Science

Slow Fade to Black

Slow Fade to Black

Slow Fade to Black is a history of US African-American accomplishment in film from the earliest movies through World War II. It explores the growth of discrimination as filmmakers became more and more intrigued with myths of the Old South.

Author: Thomas Cripps

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105002543598

Category: African American motion picture actors and actresses

Page: 447

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Slow Fade to Black is a history of US African-American accomplishment in film from the earliest movies through World War II. It explores the growth of discrimination as filmmakers became more and more intrigued with myths of the Old South.
Categories: African American motion picture actors and actresses

Encyclopedia of Race and Ethnic Studies

Encyclopedia of Race and Ethnic Studies

The film told of an ethnic me ́salliance between a black male and an ... Reel Racism: Confronting Hollywood's construction of Afro-American Culture by ...

Author: Ellis Cashmore

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134447060

Category: Reference

Page: 512

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Developed from the critically acclaimed and commercially successful Dictionary of Race and Ethnic Relations, now in its fourth edition, Encyclopedia of Race and Ethnic Studies has been assembled by a world-class team of international scholars led by Ellis Cashmore to provide an authoritative, single-volume reference work on all aspects of race and ethnic studies. From Aboriginal Australians to xenophobia, Nelson Mandela to Richard Wagner, sexuality to racial profiling, the Encyclopedia is organized alphabetically and reflects cultural diversity in a global context. The entries range from succinct 400 word definitions to in-depth 2000 word essays to provide comprehensive coverage of: all the key terms, concepts and debates important figures, both historical and contemporary landmark cases historical events Although unafraid to engage with cutting-edge theory, the Encyclopedia is uncluttered by jargon and has been written in a lucid, 'facts-fronted' style to offer an accessible introduction to race and ethnic studies. The Encyclopedia is also fully cross-referenced and thoroughly indexed with most entries followed by annotated up-to-date suggestions for further reading to guide the user to the key sources. It is destined to become an essential resource for scholars and students of race and ethnic studies, as well as a handy reference for journalists and others working in the field.
Categories: Reference

Encyclopedia of African American Popular Culture 4 volumes

Encyclopedia of African American Popular Culture  4 volumes

... were remarkable considering the prevalence of racism in American society. ... From the start of American film history, blacks were either represented ...

Author: Jessie Carney Smith

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313357978

Category: Social Science

Page: 1733

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This four-volume encyclopedia contains compelling and comprehensive information on African American popular culture that will be valuable to high school students and undergraduates, college instructors, researchers, and general readers. • Contains writings from 100 contributing authors, all identified in a separate listing • Includes a chronology placing pivotal events—such as the beginning of black baseball, the modern Civil Rights Movement, and the Harlem Renaissance—in historical context • Depicts key places, events, and people through photographs as well as words • Provides a list of black radio programs and movies
Categories: Social Science

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Italian Culture

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Italian Culture

Cortes, C.E. (1987) 'Italian-Americans in Film: From Immigrants to Icons', ... Shadows: Italian American Women, Ethnicity and Racism in American Cinema', ...

Author: Gino Moliterno

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415145848

Category: History

Page: 677

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Over 900 entries offer rich, readable coverage of the diverse forms of post-1945 Italian culture, including history, society, art, film, food, sport, literature and music. Annotated further reading suggestions are given for English and Italian works.
Categories: History

Racism in American Popular Media From Aunt Jemima to the Frito Bandito

Racism in American Popular Media  From Aunt Jemima to the Frito Bandito

Norman K. Denzin, Reading Race: Hollywood and the Cinema of Racial Violence ... Scott L. Baugh, Latino American Cinema: An Encyclopedia of Movies, Stars, ...

Author: Brian D. Behnken

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440829772

Category: Social Science

Page: 146

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This book examines how the media—including advertising, motion pictures, cartoons, and popular fiction—has used racist images and stereotypes as marketing tools that malign and debase African Americans, Latinos, American Indians, and Asian Americans in the United States. • Addresses the current and important subject of how the powerful and pervasive messages in the media communicate and reinforce common racial stereotypes about people of color to vast audiences—especially children • Examines popular depictions of people of color going back to the 1880s and details how those depictions have changed • Explores "fun" subject matter that student readers find interesting—pop culture and how it shapes our daily experiences—with an analytical, critical edge
Categories: Social Science

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature 3 volumes

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature  3 volumes

INDIAN AMERICAN FILM who avoids coming out to his mother by living in ... elucidating the histories and politics of racism, colonialism, and modernity.

Author: Guiyou Huang

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781567207361

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1256

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Asian American literature dates back to the close of the 19th century, and during the years following World War II it significantly expanded in volume and diversity. Monumental in scope, this encyclopedia surveys Asian American literature from its origins through 2007. Included are more than 270 alphabetically arranged entries on writers, major works, significant historical events, and important terms and concepts. Thus the encyclopedia gives special attention to the historical, social, cultural, and legal contexts surrounding Asian American literature and central to the Asian American experience. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and cites works for further reading, and the encyclopedia closes with a selected, general bibliography of essential print and electronic resources. While literature students will value this encyclopedia as a guide to writings by Asian Americans, the encyclopedia also supports the social studies curriculum by helping students use literature to learn about Asian American history and culture, as it pertains to writers from a host of Asian ethnic and cultural backgrounds, including Afghans, Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Filipinos, Iranians, Indians, Vietnamese, Hawaiians, and other Asian Pacific Islanders. The encyclopedia supports the literature curriculum by helping students learn more about Asian American literature. In addition, it supports the social studies curriculum by helping students learn about the Asian American historical and cultural experience.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Encyclopedia of American Race Riots

Encyclopedia of American Race Riots

A Defiant Life : Thurgood Marshall and the Persistence of Racism in ... D.W. Griffith , American Film Master . ... The Eleanor Roosevelt Encyclopedia .

Author: Walter C. Rucker

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313333025

Category: Ethnic conflict

Page: 930

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Race riots are the most glaring and contemporary displays of the racial strife running through America's history. Mostly urban, mostly outside the South, and mostly white-instigated, the number and violence of race riots increased as blacks migrated out of the rural South and into the North and West's industrialized cities during the early part of the twentieth-century. While most riots have occurred within the past century, the encyclopedia reaches back to colonial history, giving the encyclopedia an unprecedented historical depth. Though white on black violence has been the most common form of racial violence, riots involving other racial and ethnic groups, such as Asians and Hispanics, are also included and examined. Organized A-Z, topics include: notorious riots like the Tulsa Riots of 1921, the Los Angeles Riots of 1965 and 1992; the African-American community's preparedness and responses to this odious form of mass violence; federal responses to rioting; an examination of the underlying causes of rioting; the reactions of prominent figures such as H. Rap Brown and Martin Luther King, Jr to rioting; and much more. Many of the entries describe and analyze particular riots and violent racial incidents, including the following: Belleville, Illinois, Riot of 1903 Harlem, New York, Riot of 1943 Howard Beach Incident, 1986 Jackson State University Incident, 1970 Los Angeles, California, Riot of 1992 Memphis, Tennessee, Riot of 1866 Red Summer, Race Riots of 1919, Southwest Missouri Riots 1894-1906, Texas Southern University Riot of 1967. Entries covering the victims and opponents of race violence, include the following: Black Soldiers, Lynching of Black Women, Lynching of Diallo, Amadou Hawkins, Yusef King, Rodney Randolph, A. Philip Roosevelt, Eleanor Till, Emmett, Lynching of Turner, Mary, Lynching of Wells-Barnett, Ida B. Many entries also cover legislation that has addressed racial violence and inequality, as well as groups and organizations that have either fought or promoted racial violence, including the following: Anti-Lynching League Civil Rights Act of 1957, Economic Opportunity Act of 1964, Ku Klux Klan, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Nation of Islam, Vigilante Organizations, White League. Other entries focus on relevant concepts, trends, themes, and publications. Besides almost 300 cross-referenced entries, most of which conclude with lists of additional readings, the encyclopedia also offers a timeline of racial violence in the United States, an extensive bibliography of print and electronic resources, a selection of important primary documents, numerous illustrations, and a detailed subject index.
Categories: Ethnic conflict

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature I M

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature  I   M

... (1915) — the most controversially racist American film of the silent era — the American film industry (still based in New York) devoted several films to ...

Author: Nelson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 031333062X

Category: American literature

Page: 2483

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Alphabetically arranged entries in five chronological volumes focus on individual authors, works, and topics related to multiethnic American literature.
Categories: American literature

Encyclopedia of African American Actresses in Film and Television

Encyclopedia of African American Actresses in Film and Television

The highlight of Paula Kelly's film career comes in her debut film, ... of an op- portunity to flourish in the genre, considering the racism of the day.

Author: Bob McCann

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786458042

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 461

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The first work of its kind, this encyclopedia provides 360 brief biographies of African American film and television actresses from the silent era to 2009. It includes entries on well-known and nearly forgotten actresses, running the gamut from Academy Award and NAACP Image Award winners to B–film and blaxpoitation era stars. Each entry has a complete filmography of the actress’s film, TV, music video or short film credits. The work also features more than 170 photographs, some of them rare images from the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
Categories: Performing Arts

Encyclopedia of Diversity and Social Justice

Encyclopedia of Diversity and Social Justice

Long memory: The black experience in America. New York and Oxford: Oxford ... How racism harms white Americans. [Film]. MA: Media Education Foundation.

Author: Sherwood Thompson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442216068

Category: Education

Page: 816

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This encyclopedia contains over 300 entries alphabetically arranged for straightforward use by scholars and general readers alike. Thompson, assisted by a network of contributors and consultants, provides a comprehensive and systematic collection of designated entries that describe, in detail, important diversity and social justice themes.
Categories: Education

Encyclopedia of American Film Serials

Encyclopedia of American Film Serials

As a child actor he was prolific in the 1930s, both in A films such as Stella Dallas ... initially, expresses overt racism towards the local Aborigines.

Author: Geoff Mayer

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786477623

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 316

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From their heyday in the 1910s to their lingering demise in the 1950s, American film serials delivered excitement in weekly installments for millions of moviegoers, despite minuscule budgets, impossibly tight shooting schedules and the disdain of critics. Early heroines like Pearl White, Helen Holmes and Ruth Roland broke gender barriers and ruled the screen. Through both world wars, such serials as Spy Smasher and Batman were vehicles for propaganda. Smash hits like Flash Gordon and The Lone Ranger demonstrated the enduring mass appeal of the genre. Providing insight into early 20th-century American culture, this book analyzes four decades of productions from Pathe, Universal, Mascot and Columbia, along with all 66 Republic serials, including The Adventures of Superman and Mysterious Doctor Satan.
Categories: Performing Arts

Race in American Film Voices and Visions that Shaped a Nation 3 volumes

Race in American Film  Voices and Visions that Shaped a Nation  3 volumes

At the same time, we must define racism, or the practice of discrimination, in relation to race. Is race in American cinema always racist?

Author: Daniel Bernardi

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313398407

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 1026

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This expansive three-volume set investigates racial representation in film, providing an authoritative cross-section of the most racially significant films, actors, directors, and movements in American cinematic history. • Views the films via a historical approach in which every subject is considered both through a contemporary lens and in terms of the time of its production and initial reception • Provides up-to-date information on recent movies such as Selma (2014), The Fast and The Furious (2001–2015), 12 Years a Slave (2013), Django Unchained (2012), and Lone Survivor (2013) • Provides readers with the information and background necessary to form informed views about racial representation in film—still an important "hot-button" subject today • Edited by top scholars in the field, Daniel Bernardi and Michael Green, and contains entries by other important experts, such as Andrew Gordon and Priscilla Ovalle
Categories: Performing Arts