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The Resource America on film : representing race, class, gender, and sexuality at the movies, Harry M. Benshoff and Sean Griffin

America on film : representing race, class, gender, and sexuality at the movies, Harry M. Benshoff and Sean Griffin

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America on film : representing race, class, gender, and sexuality at the movies
Title
America on film
Title remainder
representing race, class, gender, and sexuality at the movies
Statement of responsibility
Harry M. Benshoff and Sean Griffin
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
IT-FiEUI
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Benshoff, Harry M
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Griffin, Sean
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Minorities in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
Label
America on film : representing race, class, gender, and sexuality at the movies, Harry M. Benshoff and Sean Griffin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • pt. I.
  • Culture and American film -- 1. Introduction to the study of film form and representation -- Film form -- American ideologies : discrimination and resistance -- Culture and cultural studies -- Case study : The Lion King (1994) -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- 2. The structure and history of Hollywood filmmaking -- Hollywood vs. independent film -- The
  • style of Hollywood cinema -- The
  • business of Hollywood -- The
  • history of Hollywood : the movies begin -- The
  • classical Hollywood cinema -- World War II and postwar film -- "New" Hollywood and the blockbuster mentality -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Further screening --
  • 1950s to the 1970s : back to business as usual? -- Expanding opportunities in recent decades -- Case study : My Family/Mi Familia (1995) -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Further screening --
  • pt. II.
  • Race and ethnicity and American film -- Introduction to part II : what is race? -- 3. The concept of whiteness and American film -- Seeing white -- Bleaching the green : the Irish in American cinema -- Looking for respect : the Italian in American cinema -- A
  • special case : Jews and Hollywood -- Case study : The Jazz Singer (1927) -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Further screening -- 4. African Americans and American film -- African Americans in early film -- Blacks in classical Hollywood cinema -- World War II and the postwar social problem film -- The
  • rise and fall of blaxploitation filmmaking -- Box : Blacks on TV -- Hollywood in the 1980s and the arrival of Spike Lee -- Black independent film vs. "neo-blaxploitation" today -- Case study : Bamboozled (2000) -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Further screening -- 5. Native Americans and American film -- The
  • American "Indian" before film -- Ethnographic films and the rise of the Hollywood western -- The
  • evolving western -- A
  • kinder, gentler America? -- Case study : Smoke Signals (1998) -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Further screening -- 6. Asian Americans and American film -- Silent film and Asian images -- Asians in classical Hollywood cinema -- World War II and after : war films, miscegenation melodramas, and kung fu -- Asian American actors and filmmakers today -- Case study : Eat a Bowl of Tea (1989) -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Further screening -- 7. Latinos and American film -- The
  • greaser and the Latin lover : alternating stereotypes -- World War II and after : the good neighbor policy -- The
  • pt. III.
  • Class and American film -- Introduction to part III : what is class? -- 8. Classical Hollywood cinema and class -- Setting the stage : the Industrial Revolution -- Early cinema : the rise of the Horatio Alger myth -- Hollywood and unionization -- Class in the classical Hollywood cinema -- Case study : The Grapes of Wrath (1940) -- Conclusion : recloaking class consciousness -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Further screening -- 9. Cinematic class struggle after the depression -- From World War II to the Red Scare -- From opulence to counterculture -- New Hollywood and the resurrection of the Horatio Alger myth -- Case study : Bulworth (1998) -- Conclusion : corporate Hollywood and labor today -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Further screening --
  • pt. IV.
  • Gender and American film -- Introduction to part IV : what is gender? -- 10. Women in classical Hollywood filmmaking -- Images of women in early cinema -- Early female filmmakers -- Images of women in 1930s classical Hollywood -- World War II and after -- Case study : All That Heaven Allows (1955) -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Further screening -- 11. Exploring the visual parameters of women in film -- Ways of seeing -- "Visual pleasure and narrative cinema" -- Case study : Gilda (1946) -- Conclusion : complicating Mulvey's arguments -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Further screening -- 12. Masculinity in classical Hollywood filmmaking -- Masculinity and early cinema -- Masculinity and the male movie star -- World War II and film noir -- Case study : Dead Reckoning (1947) -- Conclusion : masculinity in 1950s American film -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Further screening -- 13. Gender in American film since the 1960s -- Second wave feminism and Hollywood -- Into the 1980s : a backlash against women? -- A
  • new generation of female filmmakers -- Case study : The Ballad of Little Jo (1993) -- Conclusion : gender at the turn of the millennium -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Further screening --
  • pt. V.
  • Sexuality and American film -- Introduction to part IV : what is sexuality? -- 14. Heterosexuality, homosexuality, and classical Hollywood -- (Hetero)sexuality on screen -- (Homo)sexuality in early film -- Censoring sexuality during the classical Hollywood era -- Postwar sexualities and the weakening of the production code -- Camp and the underground cinema -- Case study : The Celluloid Closet (1995) -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Further screening -- 15. Sexualities on film since the sexual revolution -- Hollywood and the sexual revolution -- Film and gay culture from Stonewall to AIDS -- The
  • AIDS crisis -- Queer theory and new queer cinema -- Case study : Go Fish (1995) -- Conclusions : Hollywood today -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Further screening -- Glossary
Control code
FIEb13462441
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xvi, 371 pages
Isbn
9780631225829
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)51837654
Label
America on film : representing race, class, gender, and sexuality at the movies, Harry M. Benshoff and Sean Griffin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • pt. I.
  • Culture and American film -- 1. Introduction to the study of film form and representation -- Film form -- American ideologies : discrimination and resistance -- Culture and cultural studies -- Case study : The Lion King (1994) -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- 2. The structure and history of Hollywood filmmaking -- Hollywood vs. independent film -- The
  • style of Hollywood cinema -- The
  • business of Hollywood -- The
  • history of Hollywood : the movies begin -- The
  • classical Hollywood cinema -- World War II and postwar film -- "New" Hollywood and the blockbuster mentality -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Further screening --
  • 1950s to the 1970s : back to business as usual? -- Expanding opportunities in recent decades -- Case study : My Family/Mi Familia (1995) -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Further screening --
  • pt. II.
  • Race and ethnicity and American film -- Introduction to part II : what is race? -- 3. The concept of whiteness and American film -- Seeing white -- Bleaching the green : the Irish in American cinema -- Looking for respect : the Italian in American cinema -- A
  • special case : Jews and Hollywood -- Case study : The Jazz Singer (1927) -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Further screening -- 4. African Americans and American film -- African Americans in early film -- Blacks in classical Hollywood cinema -- World War II and the postwar social problem film -- The
  • rise and fall of blaxploitation filmmaking -- Box : Blacks on TV -- Hollywood in the 1980s and the arrival of Spike Lee -- Black independent film vs. "neo-blaxploitation" today -- Case study : Bamboozled (2000) -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Further screening -- 5. Native Americans and American film -- The
  • American "Indian" before film -- Ethnographic films and the rise of the Hollywood western -- The
  • evolving western -- A
  • kinder, gentler America? -- Case study : Smoke Signals (1998) -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Further screening -- 6. Asian Americans and American film -- Silent film and Asian images -- Asians in classical Hollywood cinema -- World War II and after : war films, miscegenation melodramas, and kung fu -- Asian American actors and filmmakers today -- Case study : Eat a Bowl of Tea (1989) -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Further screening -- 7. Latinos and American film -- The
  • greaser and the Latin lover : alternating stereotypes -- World War II and after : the good neighbor policy -- The
  • pt. III.
  • Class and American film -- Introduction to part III : what is class? -- 8. Classical Hollywood cinema and class -- Setting the stage : the Industrial Revolution -- Early cinema : the rise of the Horatio Alger myth -- Hollywood and unionization -- Class in the classical Hollywood cinema -- Case study : The Grapes of Wrath (1940) -- Conclusion : recloaking class consciousness -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Further screening -- 9. Cinematic class struggle after the depression -- From World War II to the Red Scare -- From opulence to counterculture -- New Hollywood and the resurrection of the Horatio Alger myth -- Case study : Bulworth (1998) -- Conclusion : corporate Hollywood and labor today -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Further screening --
  • pt. IV.
  • Gender and American film -- Introduction to part IV : what is gender? -- 10. Women in classical Hollywood filmmaking -- Images of women in early cinema -- Early female filmmakers -- Images of women in 1930s classical Hollywood -- World War II and after -- Case study : All That Heaven Allows (1955) -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Further screening -- 11. Exploring the visual parameters of women in film -- Ways of seeing -- "Visual pleasure and narrative cinema" -- Case study : Gilda (1946) -- Conclusion : complicating Mulvey's arguments -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Further screening -- 12. Masculinity in classical Hollywood filmmaking -- Masculinity and early cinema -- Masculinity and the male movie star -- World War II and film noir -- Case study : Dead Reckoning (1947) -- Conclusion : masculinity in 1950s American film -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Further screening -- 13. Gender in American film since the 1960s -- Second wave feminism and Hollywood -- Into the 1980s : a backlash against women? -- A
  • new generation of female filmmakers -- Case study : The Ballad of Little Jo (1993) -- Conclusion : gender at the turn of the millennium -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Further screening --
  • pt. V.
  • Sexuality and American film -- Introduction to part IV : what is sexuality? -- 14. Heterosexuality, homosexuality, and classical Hollywood -- (Hetero)sexuality on screen -- (Homo)sexuality in early film -- Censoring sexuality during the classical Hollywood era -- Postwar sexualities and the weakening of the production code -- Camp and the underground cinema -- Case study : The Celluloid Closet (1995) -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Further screening -- 15. Sexualities on film since the sexual revolution -- Hollywood and the sexual revolution -- Film and gay culture from Stonewall to AIDS -- The
  • AIDS crisis -- Queer theory and new queer cinema -- Case study : Go Fish (1995) -- Conclusions : Hollywood today -- Questions for discussion -- Further reading -- Further screening -- Glossary
Control code
FIEb13462441
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xvi, 371 pages
Isbn
9780631225829
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)51837654

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