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The Resource Black mirror : the cultural contradictions of American racism, Eric Lott

Black mirror : the cultural contradictions of American racism, Eric Lott

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Black mirror : the cultural contradictions of American racism
Title
Black mirror
Title remainder
the cultural contradictions of American racism
Statement of responsibility
Eric Lott
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Black Mirror explores the ways U.S. cultural institutions--classic American literature, Hollywood film, pop musical artistry, venturesome social commentary--have relied insistently and repeatedly on racial symbolic capital, including and above all blackface, to reproduce white cultural dominance. In the process these forms have threatened to betray the racial hegemony that generated them and that they exist in order to maintain. Hence the subtitle, The Cultural Contradictions of American Racism. In a series of chapters addressing such arts and artists as Mark Twain, film noir, Joni Mitchell, Elvis impersonators, Bob Dylan, and Barack Obama, Black Mirror locates the symbolic surplus value that accrues to white cultural producers and institutions whenever they traffic in "blackness"--A political economy of the sign that can sometimes surprise us (not least by producing a black president).--
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Lott, Eric
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P94.5.A372
LC item number
U559 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Racism in mass media
  • Racism in popular culture
  • Whites
  • Blacks
  • African Americans in the performing arts
  • United States
  • African Americans in the performing arts
  • Blacks
  • Race relations
  • Racism in mass media
  • Racism in popular culture
  • Whites
  • United States
  • Massenkultur
  • Schwarzenbild
  • Rassismus
  • Ethnische Beziehungen
  • Schwarze
  • Weiße
  • USA
Label
Black mirror : the cultural contradictions of American racism, Eric Lott
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-249) 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
Black mirror: states of fantasy and symbolic surplus value -- Our blackface America: Mr. Clemens and Jim Crow -- The mirror has two faces: white ethnic semi-mojo -- House of mirrors: the whiteness of film noir -- White like me: racial trans and the culture of civil rights -- Tar baby and the great white wonder: Joni Mitchell's pimp game -- All the king's men: Elvis impersonators and white working-class masculinity -- Just like Jack Frost's blues: masking and melancholia in Bob Dylan's 'Love and theft'
Control code
982089197
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxv, 262 pages
Isbn
9780674967717
Lccn
2017013659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027443445
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)982089197
Label
Black mirror : the cultural contradictions of American racism, Eric Lott
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 213-249) 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
Black mirror: states of fantasy and symbolic surplus value -- Our blackface America: Mr. Clemens and Jim Crow -- The mirror has two faces: white ethnic semi-mojo -- House of mirrors: the whiteness of film noir -- White like me: racial trans and the culture of civil rights -- Tar baby and the great white wonder: Joni Mitchell's pimp game -- All the king's men: Elvis impersonators and white working-class masculinity -- Just like Jack Frost's blues: masking and melancholia in Bob Dylan's 'Love and theft'
Control code
982089197
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxv, 262 pages
Isbn
9780674967717
Lccn
2017013659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40027443445
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)982089197

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