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Projecting ethnicity and race : an annotated bibliography of studies on imagery in American film /
Marsha J. Hamilton and Eleanor S. Block.
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Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003.
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xv, 294 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0313317410 (alk. paper), 9780313317415 (alk. paper)
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Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003.
isbn
0313317410 (alk. paper)
9780313317415 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
4844844
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Appeared in Choice on 2003-10-01:
Hamilton and Block (academic librarians, Ohio State Univ.) provide a comprehensive annotated bibliography that examines the portrayal of ethnic minorities in American feature films from the industry's inception in 1896 to the present. About 478 entries cite individual essays, scholarly treatises, chapters within larger works, reference works, and film reviews that render a historical view of ethnic imagery in American film. The works cited discuss major films that have contributed to the celluloid degradation of many ethnic groups (including Caucasian ethnic groups) and films resulting from the empowerment and control that minority groups took to reflect their ethnic images in American film more realistically. Though main ethnic groups predominate (African, Native, Hispanic and Asian Americans), studies of Africans, Arabs, British, and Canadians can be found as well. Indexes supply access points through film titles, names, subjects, and essay titles. A gold mine for graduate students and scholars seeking research on the regression and progression of ethnic imagery in American film. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students and faculty. P. M. Adams Nova Southeastern University
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'œHamilton and Block provide a comprehensive annotated bibliography that examines the portrayal of ethnic minorities in American feature films from the industry's inception in 1896 to the present....A gold mine for graduate students and scholars seeking research on the regression and progression of ethnic imagery in American film. Highly recommended. Graduate students and faculty.'' Choice
'œ[t]his is a reference book that will be invaluable to research in a wide range of disciplines.'' College & Research Libraries
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This comprehensive annotated bibliography reviews nearly 500 English-language studies published between 1915 and 2001 that examine the depiction of ethnic, racial, and national groups as portrayed in United States feature films from the inception of cinema through the present. Coverage includes books, reference works, book chapters within larger works, and individual essays from collections and anthologies. Concise annotations provide content summaries; unique features; major films and filmmakers discussed; and useful information on related titles, purpose, and intended readership. The studies included range from specialized scholarly treatises to popular illustrated books for general readers, making ^IProjecting Ethnicity and Race^R an invaluable resource for researchers interested in ethnic and racial film imagery. Entries are arranged alphabetically by title for easy access, while four separate indexes make the work simple to navigate by author, subject, gender, race, ethnic group, nationality, country, religion, film title, filmmaker, performer, or theme. Although the majority of studies published examine images of African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, and Asians in film, the volume contains studies of groups including Africans, Arabs, the British, Canadians, South Sea Islanders, Tibetans, Buddhists, and Muslimsmaking it a unique reference book with a wide range of uses for a wide range of scholars.
Long Description
This comprehensive annotated bibliography reviews nearly 500 English-language studies published between 1915 and 2001 that examine the depiction of ethnic, racial, and national groups as portrayed in United States feature films from the inception of cinema through the present. Coverage includes books, reference works, book chapters within larger works, and individual essays from collections and anthologies. Concise annotations provide content summaries; unique features; major films and filmmakers discussed; and useful information on related titles, purpose, and intended readership. The studies included range from specialized scholarly treatises to popular illustrated books for general readers, making Projecting Ethnicity and Race an invaluable resource for researchers interested in ethnic and racial film imagery. Entries are arranged alphabetically by title for easy access, while four separate indexes make the work simple to navigate by author, subject, gender, race, ethnic group, nationality, country, religion, film title, filmmaker, performer, or theme. Although the majority of studies published examine images of African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, Asian Americans, and Asians in film, the volume contains studies of groups including Africans, Arabs, the British, Canadians, South Sea Islanders, Tibetans, Buddhists, and Muslims--making it a unique reference book with a wide range of uses for a wide range of scholars.
Table of Contents
Introduction
Annotated Bibliography Film
Title Index
Name and Subject Index
Essay
Title Index
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