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The Resource Black & white & noir : America's pulp modernism, Paula Rabinowitz

Black & white & noir : America's pulp modernism, Paula Rabinowitz

Label
Black & white & noir : America's pulp modernism
Title
Black & white & noir
Title remainder
America's pulp modernism
Statement of responsibility
Paula Rabinowitz
Title variation
Black and white and noir
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Black & White & Noir explores America's pulp modernism through penetrating readings of the noir sensibility lurking in an eclectic array of media: Office of War Information photography, women's experimental films, and African-American novels, among others. It traces the dark edges of cultural detritus blowing across the postwar landscape, finding in pulp a political theory that helps explain America's fascination with lurid spectacles of crime. We are accustomed to thinking of noir as a film form popularized in movies like The Maltese Falcon, The Big Sleep, and, more recently, Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction. But it is also, Paula Rabinowitz argues, an avenue of social and political expression. This book offers an unparalleled historical and theoretical overview of the noir shadows cast when the media's glare is focused on the unseen and the unseemly in our culture. Through far-ranging discussions of the Starr Report, movies such as Double Indemnity and The Big Heat, and figures as various as Barbara Stanwyck, Kenneth Fearing, and Richard Wright, Rabinowitz finds in film noir the representation of modern America's attempt to submerge and mask its violent history of racial and class anatagonisms. Black & White & Noir also explores the theory and practice of stilettos, the ways in which girls in the 1950s viewed film noir as a secret language about their mothers' pasts, the extraordinary tone-setting photographs of Esther Bubley, and the smutty aspect of social workers' case studies, among other unexpected twists and provocative turns
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rabinowitz, Paula
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Film noir
  • Popular culture
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • PERFORMING ARTS
  • Film noir
  • Popular culture
  • United States
  • Genres, other
Label
Black & white & noir : America's pulp modernism, Paula Rabinowitz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-293) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 2. White Work And Memory
  • Chapter 4. Blanc Noir: Rural Pulp And Documentary Modernism
  • Chapter 5. Melodrama/Male Drama: The Sentimental Contract of American Labor Films
  • Chapter 6. Not "Just the Facts, Ma'Am": Social Workers as Private Eyes
  • Part 3. Noir Household Objects
  • Chapter 7. Barbara Stanwyck's Anklet
  • Chapter 8. Medium Uncool: Avant-Garde Film and Uncanny Feminism
  • Chapter 9. Mapping Noir
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: on Pulp Modernism
  • Part 1. Black Rooms and Rage
  • Chapter 1. Already Framed: Esther Bubley Invents Noir
  • Chapter 2. Domestic Labor: Film Noir, Proletarian Literature, and Black Women'S Fiction
  • Chapter 3. Double Cross: Wri(Gh)Ting as the Outsider
Control code
ocm51574648
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 308 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231506144
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/rabi11480
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt272tjk
  • 0379de45-bfb5-4ab5-b99c-6a313daac761
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51574648
Label
Black & white & noir : America's pulp modernism, Paula Rabinowitz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-293) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part 2. White Work And Memory
  • Chapter 4. Blanc Noir: Rural Pulp And Documentary Modernism
  • Chapter 5. Melodrama/Male Drama: The Sentimental Contract of American Labor Films
  • Chapter 6. Not "Just the Facts, Ma'Am": Social Workers as Private Eyes
  • Part 3. Noir Household Objects
  • Chapter 7. Barbara Stanwyck's Anklet
  • Chapter 8. Medium Uncool: Avant-Garde Film and Uncanny Feminism
  • Chapter 9. Mapping Noir
  • Notes
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: on Pulp Modernism
  • Part 1. Black Rooms and Rage
  • Chapter 1. Already Framed: Esther Bubley Invents Noir
  • Chapter 2. Domestic Labor: Film Noir, Proletarian Literature, and Black Women'S Fiction
  • Chapter 3. Double Cross: Wri(Gh)Ting as the Outsider
Control code
ocm51574648
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 308 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231506144
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.7312/rabi11480
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/ctt272tjk
  • 0379de45-bfb5-4ab5-b99c-6a313daac761
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51574648

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