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The Resource African American cinema through Black lives consciousness, edited by Mark A. Reid

African American cinema through Black lives consciousness, edited by Mark A. Reid

Label
African American cinema through Black lives consciousness
Title
African American cinema through Black lives consciousness
Statement of responsibility
edited by Mark A. Reid
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"African American Cinema through Black Lives Consciousness uses critical race theory to discuss American films that embrace contemporary issues of race, sexuality, class, and gender. Its linear history chronicles black-oriented narrative film from post-World War II through the presidential administration of Barack Obama. Editor Mark A. Reid has assembled a stellar list of contributors who approach their film analyses as an intersectional practice that combines queer theory, feminism/womanism, and class analytical strategies alongside conventional film history and theory. Taken together, the essays invigorate a "Black Lives Consciousness," which speaks to the value of black bodies that might be traumatized and those bodies that are coming into being-ness through intersectional theoretical analysis and everyday activism. The volume includes essays such as Gerald R. Butters's, "Blaxploitation Film," which charts the genre and its uses of violence, sex, and misogyny to provoke a realization of other philosophical and sociopolitical themes that concern intersectional praxis. Dan Flory's "African-American Film Noir" explains the intertextual-fictional and socio-ecological-dynamics of black action films. Melba J. Boyd's essay, "'Who's that Nigga on that Nag?': Django Unchained and the Return of the Blaxploitation Hero," argues that the film provides cultural and historical insight, "signifies" on blackface stereotypes, and chastises Hollywood cinema's misrepresentation of slavery. African American Cinema through Black Lives Consciousness embraces varied social experiences within a cinematic Black Lives Consciousness intersectionality. The interdisciplinary quality of the anthology makes it approachable to students and scholars of fields ranging from film to culture to African American studies alike."
Cataloging source
YDX
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1995.9.N4
LC item number
A37 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Reid, Mark
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans in motion pictures
  • African Americans in motion pictures
Label
African American cinema through Black lives consciousness, edited by Mark A. Reid
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Postwar film treatment of the Civil Rights era: the fifties through the sixties -- II. The blaxploitation film and pastiche -- III. PostNegritude black film: pastiche and race -- IV. Black cinematic womanist praxis -- V. Sexual and racial polyphony in new black films
Control code
1026605960
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 310 pages
Isbn
9780814345498
Lccn
2018946464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1026605960
Label
African American cinema through Black lives consciousness, edited by Mark A. Reid
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Postwar film treatment of the Civil Rights era: the fifties through the sixties -- II. The blaxploitation film and pastiche -- III. PostNegritude black film: pastiche and race -- IV. Black cinematic womanist praxis -- V. Sexual and racial polyphony in new black films
Control code
1026605960
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 310 pages
Isbn
9780814345498
Lccn
2018946464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1026605960

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