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Fear of the Dark: 'Race', Gender and Sexuality in the Cinema
     

Fear of the Dark: 'Race', Gender and Sexuality in the Cinema

by Lola Young
 

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Studies of the portrayal of black people in film have tended to be studies for the ideological correctness of the depictions of black people and the extent to which they rely on stereotypes. By closely examining films such as Sapphire (1959), Leo the Last (1969), Black Joy (1977), Playing Away (1986) and Mona Lisa (1987) and

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Studies of the portrayal of black people in film have tended to be studies for the ideological correctness of the depictions of black people and the extent to which they rely on stereotypes. By closely examining films such as Sapphire (1959), Leo the Last (1969), Black Joy (1977), Playing Away (1986) and Mona Lisa (1987) and situating them in their historical and social context, Fear of the Dark develops a particualar critical perspective on the film portrayal of black female sexuality and questions the extent to which black film makers have challenged stereotypes.

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The biography of the legend rather than the person of Guy of Warwick, beginning with its antecedents in the Norman and Anglo- Saxon worlds. Traces the hero's progressive degeneration from the champion of secular and sacred order in the 13th and 14th centuries through popularization and political exploitation in Middle English versions, and vulgarization in the plays and ballads of the Renaissance and Restoration, to a one-dimensional character in 20th-century children's books and tourist brochures. Integrates material, visual, and textual evidence to provide a comprehensive interdisciplinary treatment. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9781134862153
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/17/2006
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
232
File size:
2 MB

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