Passing and Posing between Black and White

Calibrating the Color Line in U.S. Cinema

Since its inception, U.S. American cinema has grappled with the articulation of racial boundaries. This applies, in the first instance, to featuring mixed-race characters crossing the color line. In a broader sense, however, this also concerns viewing conditions and knowledge configurations. The fact that American film engages itself so extensively with the unbalanced relation between black and white is neither coincidental nor trivial to state – it has much more to do with negating boundaries that pertain to the medium itself. Lisa Gotto examines this constellation along the early history of American film, the cinematic modernism of the late 1950s, and the post-classical cinema of the turn of the millennium.

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27 April 2021, ca. 250 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-5337-3

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Author(s)
Lisa Gotto
Book title
Passing and Posing between Black and White Calibrating the Color Line in U.S. Cinema
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
ca. 250
Features
kart., Klebebindung, 18 SW-Abbildungen
ISBN
978-3-8376-5337-3
Commodity Group
1744
BIC-Code
JFD APFA JFSL HBTB
BISAC-Code
SOC052000 PER004030 SOC031000 HIS054000
THEMA-Code
JBCT ATF JBSL1 NHTB
Release date
27 April 2021
Edition
1
Topics
Rassismus, Film, Kulturgeschichte
Readership
Film Studies, Media Studies
Keywords/Tags
Film, Cinema, Hollywood, Race, Ethnicity, Media, Culture, Racism, Cultural History, America, Media Studies

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