Screen Saviors Hollywood Fictions of Whiteness

ISBN-10: 0847699471
ISBN-13: 9780847699476
Edition: 2002
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Description: 'Screen Saviors' studies how the self of whites is imagined in Hollywood movies, by white directors, featuring white protagonists interacting with people of another colour.

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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/21/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

'Screen Saviors' studies how the self of whites is imagined in Hollywood movies, by white directors, featuring white protagonists interacting with people of another colour.

Andrew Gordon is Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University.

Foreword: A Nation of Sheep
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Learning to Be White through the Movies
The Divided White Self
The Beautiful White American : Sincere Fictions of the Savior
Amistad: Civilization and Its Contentments
Mutiny on the Bounty : Civilization and Its Discontents
Racism as a Project: Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Scarlett and Mammy Revisited: White Women and Black Women in Hollywood Films
White Out: Racial Masquerade by Whites in American Film I
White Out: Racial Masquerade by Whites in American Film II
Black and White Buddies I
Black and White Buddies II
Conclusion: The Crisis of Whiteness
Index
About the Authors

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