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From the PublisherThe revelation of this volume is the author's ability to perform top-notch critical analysis of both Irish and African American films, two seemingly disparate concentrations in cinema studies ... specialists in African American or Irish film will be well served by this volume, not only by the analysis but also by Pramaggiore's theorization of cinematic identity formation and appropriation ... By demonstrating how cinematic characters 'perform' gender, race, and ethnicity, Pramaggiore furthers the work of Judith Butler and others.— CHOICE
"An extremely original, engaging, and provocative reading of a range of important films. This book will have an impact on a number of broad cultural concerns: Black histories and culture, race and ethnic studies in general, Irish studies, and Irish and American film studies in particular."— Martin McLoone, author of Irish Film: The Emergence of a Contemporary Cinema
"A thoughtful and compelling interrogation of the essentialist discourses of national and ethnic cinema. The book is an important addition to the literature of world cinema."— Krin Gabbard, author of Black Magic: White Hollywood and African American Culture"