Irish and African American Cinema: Identifying Others and Performing Identities, 1980-2000 [NOOK Book]

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Focusing on two film traditions not normally studied together, Maria Pramaggiore examines more than two dozen Irish and African American films, including Do the Right Thing, In the Name of the Father, The Crying Game, Boyz N the Hood, The Snapper, and He Got Game, arguing that these films foreground practices of character identification that complicate essentialist notions of national and racial identity. The porous sense of self associated with moments of identification in these films offers a cinematic ...
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Irish and African American Cinema: Identifying Others and Performing Identities, 1980-2000

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Overview

Focusing on two film traditions not normally studied together, Maria Pramaggiore examines more than two dozen Irish and African American films, including Do the Right Thing, In the Name of the Father, The Crying Game, Boyz N the Hood, The Snapper, and He Got Game, arguing that these films foreground practices of character identification that complicate essentialist notions of national and racial identity. The porous sense of self associated with moments of identification in these films offers a cinematic counterpart to W. E. B. Du Bois's potent concept of double consciousness, an epistemological standpoint derived from experiences of colonization, racialization, and cultural disruption. Characters in these films, Pramaggiore suggests, reject the national paradigm of insider and outsider in favor of diasporic both/and notions of self, thereby endorsing the postmodern concept of identity as performance.
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Editorial Reviews

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The 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"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791480076
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/18/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Maria Pramaggiore is Associate Professor and Director of Film Studies at North Carolina State University. She is the coauthor (with Tom Wallis) of Film: A Critical Introduction and the coeditor (with Donald E. Hall) of RePresenting Bisexualities: Subjects and Cultures of Fluid Desire.

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Table of Contents


Illustrations     vii
Acknowledgments     ix
Introduction     1
Identifying Others     13
Sampling Blackness: Music and Identification in the Films of Neil Jordan and Spike Lee     37
"It's a Wise Child that Knows His Own Father": Pregnant Performances and Maternal Mythologies     77
Culturing Violence: Masculine Identificarion in Irish and African American Gangster Films     117
"Both Sides of the Epic": Identification and the Nonessentialist Western     151
Conclusion: Film Identification and Postmodern Identity Politics     191
Notes     195
Works Consulted     209
Index     239
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