Reading Race: Hollywood and the Cinema of Racial Violence / Edition 1

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Overview

In this insightful book, one of America's leading commentators on culture and society turns his gaze upon cinematic race relations, examining the relationship between film, race and culture.

Acute, richly illustrated and timely, the book deepens our understanding of the politics of race and the symbolic complexity of segregation and discrimination.

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Editorial Reviews

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Denzin (communications, U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), arguing that the contemporary history of race relations in America is reflected by the representation of violent, youthful minority group members in Hollywood cinema, analyzes Hollywood's" cinema of racial violence" for what it reveals about the inability of American society to fully understand the conflict between its creed of fundamental equality and the segregationist and discriminatory realities of society. Focusing on such films as , , , and , he contends that mainstream film in the 1990s contributed to the production of a new racial discourse that connects race to a culture of violence. The gaze of the camera thereby became aligned with the conservative laws of patriarchy and the state, making colored people the objects of a white panoptic system of social control and surveillance. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803975453
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 3/29/2002
  • Series: Theory, Culture and Society Series , #0
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 252
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

Norman K. Denzin is Distinguished Professor of Communications, College of Communications Scholar, and Research Professor of Communications, Sociology, and Humanities at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Denzin is the author or editor of more than two dozen books, including Indians on Display; Custer on Canvas; The Qualitative Manifesto; Qualitative Inquiry Under Fire; Searching for Yellowstone; Reading Race; Interpretive Ethnography; The Cinematic Society; The Voyeur’s Gaze; and The Alcoholic Self. He is past editor of The Sociological Quarterly, co-editor (with Yvonna S. Lincoln) of four editions of the Handbook of Qualitative Research, coeditor (with Michael D. Giardina) of eight plenary volumes from the annual Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, co-editor (with Lincoln) of the methods journal Qualitative Inquiry, founding editor of Cultural Studies/Critical Methodologies and International Review of Qualitative Research, and editor of three book series.

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: READING RACE
Introduction
PART ONE: READING RACE
The Cinematic Racial Order
PART TWO: RACIAL ALLEGORIES: THE WHITE HOOD
A Grand Canyon
Race, Women and Violence in the Hood
Lethal Weapons in the Hood
PART THREE: RACIAL ALLEGORIES: THE BLACK AND BROWN HOOD
Boyz N Girlz in the Hood
Zoot Suits and Homeboys (and Girls)
Spike's Place
PART FOUR: A NEW RACIAL AESTHETIC
Screening Race

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