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- DescriptionWinner, Ray Pat Browne Award for Best Reference/Primary Source Work in Popular and American Culture, Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, 2016 Kwn for their violence and prolific profanity, including free use of the n-word, the films of Quentin Taranti, like the director himself, chronically blurt out in polite company what is extremely problematic even when deliberated in private. Consequently, there is an uncomfortable and often awkward frankness associated with virtually all of Taranti's films, particularly when it comes to race and blackness. Yet beyond the debate over whether Taranti is or is t racist is the fact that his films effectively articulate racial anxieties circulating in American society as they engage longstanding racial discourses and hint at emerging trends. This radical racial politics-always present in Taranti's films but kept very much on the quiet-is the subject of Race on the QT. Adilifu Nama concisely deconstructs and reassembles the racial dynamics woven into Reservoir Dogs, True Romance, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol. 2, Death Proof, Inglourious Basterds, and Django Unchained, as they relate to historical and current racial issues in America. Nama's eclectic fusion of cultural criticism and film analysis looks beyond the director's personal racial attitudes and focuses on what Taranti's filmic body of work has said and is saying about race in America symbolically, metaphorically, literally, impolitely, cynically, sarcastically, crudely, controversially, and brilliantly.
- Author BiographyAdilifu Nama is Associate Professor of African American Studies at Loyola Marymount University. He is the author of the award-winning books Super Black: American Pop Culture and Black Superheroes and Black Space: Imagining Race in Science Fiction Film.
- PrizesWinner of PCA/ACA Ray and Pat Browne Awards: Best Reference/Primary Source Work 2016.
- Author(s)Adilifu Nama
- PublisherUniversity of Texas Press
- Date of Publication15/04/2015
- SubjectFilm, TV & Radio
- Place of PublicationAustin, TX
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Texas Press
- Content Note36 b&w photos
- Weight397 g
- Width157 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine20 mm
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