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The encyclopedia of racism in American films

Author: Salvador Murguia
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2018]
Series: National cinemas series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
From D.W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation in 1915 to the recent Get Out, audiences and critics alike have responded to racism in motion pictures for more than a century. Whether subtle or blatant, racially biased images and narratives erase minorities, perpetuate stereotypes, and keep alive practices of discrimination and marginalization. Even in the 21st century, the American film industry is not "color blind,"  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Encyclopedias
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Encyclopedia of racism in American film.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, 2018
(DLC) 2017054102
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Salvador Murguia
ISBN: 9781442269057 1442269057
OCLC Number: 1011556232
Awards: Winner of Outstanding References Award, Reference and User Services Association (RUSA) 2019
Commended for A Library Journal Best Reference Book of the Year 2018
Description: xviii, 805 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn films --
The air up there --
Aladdin --
Ali --
All the invisible children --
American history X --
American me --
American sniper --
Amistad --
Apocalypse now --
The aristocats --
Avatar --
Babel --
Bad Santa --
Bamboozled --
The believers --
Beloved --
A better life --
Big trouble in little China --
Bird --
The birth of a nation --
Black Hawk down --
Black like me --
Blazing saddles --
The blind side --
Blood diamond --
Blood in, blood out --
Borat --
Born in the East L.A. --
Born on the Fourth of July --
Boyz n the hood --
Breakfast at Tiffany's --
Broken blossoms --
The Bronze Buckaroo --
Bulworth --
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid --
C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America --
Cadillac Records --
Carlito's Way --
Charlie and the chocolate factory films --
Charlie's Angels --
The cheat --
A Christmas story --
Cloud Atlas --
Coffy --
The color purple --
Colors --
Come see the paradise --
Crash --
Crazy/beautiful --
The crimson kimono --
Crossfire --
Dangerous minds --
Daughter of the dragon --
Daughters of the dust --
A day without a Mexican --
Dear white people --
The defiant ones --
The departed --
Divine secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood --
Django unchained --
Do the right thing --
Dope --
Dreamgirls --
Driving Miss Daisy --
Drop squad --
Drum --
Dumbo --
El norte --
Empire of the sun --
Eve's Bayou --
The express --
Falling down --
Fantasia --
Far from heaven --
Farewell to Manzanar --
Finding Forrester --
Flags of our fathers --
Forrest Gump --
Fresh --
Fruitvale Station --
Gangs of New York --
Get out --
Ghost dog: the way of the Samurai --
Ghost in the shell --
Ghosts of Mississippi --
Giant --
The girl from Mexico --
Glory --
The Godfather films --
Gone with the wind --
The Goonies --
Gran Torino --
The great debaters --
The green mile --
Gremlins --
Guess Who --
Guess who's coming to dinner --
Harold and Kumar go to White Castle --
Hart's War --
Havana Rose --
Hidden figures --
Higher learning --
Hollywood shuffle --
Home of the brave --
Hotel Rwanda --
The Hurricane --
Imitation of life (1934) --
Imitation of life (1959) --
In the heat of the night --
In the land of blood and honey --
Indiana Jones films --
Inside man --
Intolerance --
The intruder --
Jackie Brown --
Japanese war bride --
Jungle fever --
Jungle 2 jungle --
The Karate Kid films --
La Bamba --
Lady and the Tramp --
Lady sings the blues --
Lakeview Terrace --
The landlord --
The last samurai --
Lean on me --
Lee Daniels' The Butler --
Liberty heights --
The lion king --
The littlest rebel --
The lone ranger --
The long walk home --
Losing Isaiah --
Lost boundaries --
Love field --
Loving --
Lucy --
The magnificent seven --
Maid in Manhattan --
Malcolm X --
Mandingo --
Marathon Man --
Marked for Death --
The mask of Fu Manchu --
The master gunfighter --
Me, myself & Irene --
Memoirs of a Geisha --
Menace II society --
The Mexican --
Mi familia/My family --
Mi vida loca/My crazy life --
Middle of nowhere --
Miracle at St. Anna --
Mississippi Masala --
The mist --
Mo' better blues --
Monster's ball --
Moon over Parador --
The mummy films --
Nacho Libre --
New Jack City --
Night of the living dead --
No way out --
North --
Nothing but a man --
O --
O brother, where art thou? --
Only the brave --
The Outsiders --
The passion of the Christ --
A patch of blue --
Peter Pan --
The Phenix City story --
The pianist --
Pinky --
Pirates of the Caribbean films --
Pitch perfect --
Planet of the apes --
Pocahontas --
Precious --
A raisin in the sun films --
Ray --
Real women have curves --
Red tails --
Remember the Titans --
The revenant --
Romeo must die --
Rosewood --
Sankofa --
Save the last dance --
Sayonara --
Scarface --
Schindler's list --
School daze --
School ties --
The searchers --
Secondhand lions --
The secret life of bees --
Selena --
Selma --
Sergeant Rutledge --
The serpent and the rainbow --
Seven years in Tibet --
Shaft films --
Shanghai Express --
The Shawshank redemption --
The sheik --
Show boat films --
The siege --
Smoke signals --
Snow falling on cedars --
A soldier's story --
Something new --
The son of the sheik --
Song of the south --
Soul man --
Sounder --
Stand and deliver --
Star Wars trilogy --
Stonewall --
Sweet home Alabama --
Sweet Sweetback's baadasssss song --
Tarzan films --
¡Three amigos! --
3 ninjas --
A time to kill --
To kill a mockingbird --
To sir, with love --
Touch of evil --
The toy --
Training day --
The treasure of the Sierra Madre --
12 angry men --
12 years a slave --
Two mules for Sister Sara --
Uncle Tom's cabin films --
The unholy three --
V for vendetta --
The watermelon woman --
West side story --
White dog --
White man's burden --
The wild bunch --
Windtalkers --
Within our gates --
The wizard of Oz --
You don't mess with the Zohan --
You only live twice --
Zebrahead --
Appendix A. Themes --
Appendix B. Profiles.
Series Title: National cinemas series.
Responsibility: edited by Salvador Jimenez Murguia.

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This volume takes up the topic of racism in American Cinema from its early days of film production to the present. Covering over 300 entries that include films, producers, directors, actors, genres,  Read more...
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Salvador Jimenez Murguia's project covers the breadth of material it promises and features work by several top scholars. The encyclopedia illustrates the complexity of a pervasive problem in American Read more...

 
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