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- DescriptionScreen Saviors studies how the self of whites is imagined in Hollywood movies-by white directors featuring white protagonists interacting with people of ather color. This collaboration by a sociologist and a film critic, using the new perspective of critical 'white studies,' offers a bold and sweeping critique of almost a century's worth of American film, from Birth of Nation (1915) through Black Hawk Down (2001). Screen Saviors studies the way in which the social relations that we call 'race' are fictionalized and pictured in the movies . It argues that films are part of broader projects that lead us to igre or deny the nature of the racial divide in which Americans live. Even as the images of racial and ethnic mirities change across the twentieth century, Hollywood keeps portraying the ideal white American self as good-looking, powerful, brave, cordial, kind, firm, and generous: a natural-born leader worthy of the loyalty of those of ather color.
- Author BiographyHernOn Vera is professor of sociology at the University of Florida and an author of several books on race relations. Andrew M. Gordon is associate professor of English at the University of Florida and a film critic.
- Author(s)Andrew Mark Gordon,Hernan Vera
- PublisherRowman & Littlefield
- Date of Publication15/01/2003
- SubjectSociology & Anthropology: Professional
- Place of PublicationLanham, MD
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintRowman & Littlefield
- Content Notebibliography, index
- Weight567 g
- Width181 mm
- Height263 mm
- Spine16 mm
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