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The Resource Ethnic notions, produced, written & directed by Marlon Riggs

Ethnic notions, produced, written & directed by Marlon Riggs

Label
Ethnic notions
Title
Ethnic notions
Statement of responsibility
produced, written & directed by Marlon Riggs
Title variation
Ethnic notions
Title variation remainder
African American stereotypes and prejudice
Contributor
Contributor
Film director
Film distributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Ethnic notions is Marlon Riggs' Emmy-winning documentary that takes viewers on a disturbing voyage through American history, tracing for the first time the deep-rooted stereotypes which have fueled anti-black prejudice. Through these images we can begin to understand the evolution of racial consciousness in America. Loyal Toms, carefree Sambos, faithful Mammies, grinning Coons, savage Brutes, and wide-eyed Pickaninnies roll across the screen in cartoons, feature films, popular songs, minstrel shows, advertisements, folklore, household artifacts, even children's rhymes. These dehumanizing caricatures permeated popular culture from the 1820s to the Civil Rights period and implanted themselves deep in the American psyche. Narration by Esther Rolle and commentary by respected scholars shed light on the origins and devastating consequences of this 150 yearlong parade of bigotry. Ethnic Notions situates each stereotype historically in white society's shifting needs to justify racist oppression from slavery to the present day. The insidious images exacted a devastating toll on black Americans and continue to undermine race relations. Ethnic notions has quickly become a mainstay of university, high school, and public library collections. It is a basic audio visual text for American History, Sociology, Black Studies, Anthropology, Social Psychology, Media Studies, and any training program concerned with stereotyping and cross-cultural understanding. Approaching a complex and delicate subject with great sensitivity, Ethnic notions equips viewers to view media and other cultural representations with a more critical eye. It's a direct challenge to those who say, "It was just a joke."
Cataloging source
KNOPY
Characteristic
videorecording
Language note
Closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1998.2.A34
LC item number
E78 2014
PerformerNote
Narrator: Esther Rolle
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Riggs, Marlon T.,
  • KQED-TV (Television station : San Francisco, Calif.),
  • California Newsreel (Firm),
  • Kanopy (Firm),
Runtime
57
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethnic attitudes
  • African Americans
  • Racism
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology)
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology) in mass media
  • African Americans
  • Ethnic attitudes
  • Racism
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology) in mass media
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology)
  • United States
Technique
live action
Label
Ethnic notions, produced, written & directed by Marlon Riggs
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • Originally produced by Marlon Riggs in association with KQED in 1987
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
897773744
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 56 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1116236
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897773744
Video recording format
other
Label
Ethnic notions, produced, written & directed by Marlon Riggs
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frames
  • Originally produced by Marlon Riggs in association with KQED in 1987
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
897773744
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 56 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Medium for sound
other
Publisher number
1116236
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)897773744
Video recording format
other

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