The Resource Black male frames: : African Americans in a century of Hollywood cinema, 1903-2003, Roland Leander Williams Jr, (ebook)

Black male frames: : African Americans in a century of Hollywood cinema, 1903-2003, Roland Leander Williams Jr, (ebook)

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Black male frames: : African Americans in a century of Hollywood cinema, 1903-2003
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Black male frames:
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African Americans in a century of Hollywood cinema, 1903-2003
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Roland Leander Williams Jr
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African Americans in a century of Hollywood cinema, 1903-2003
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eng
Summary
Black Male Frames charts the development and shifting popularity of two stereotypes of black masculinity in popular American film: "the shaman" or "the scoundrel." Starting with colonial times, Williams identifies the origins of these roles in an America where black men were forced either to defy or to defer to their white masters. These figures recur in the stories America tells about its black men, from the fictional Jim Crow and Zip Coon to historical figures such as Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois. Williams argues that these two extremes persist today in modern Hollywood, where actors such as Sam Lucas, Paul Robeson, Sidney Poitier, Denzel Washington, and Morgan Freeman, among others, must cope with and work around such limited options. Williams situates these actors' performances of one or the other stereotype within each man's personal history and within the country's historical moment, ultimately to argue that these men are rewarded for their portrayal of the stereotypes most needed to put America's ongoing racial anxieties at ease. Reinvigorating the discussion that began with Donald Bogle's seminal work, Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies, and Bucks, Black Male Frames illuminates the ways in which individuals and the media respond to the changing racial politics in America
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Midwest
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Williams, Roland Leander
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791.43089/96073
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non fiction
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  • African Americans in motion pictures
  • Stereotypes (Social psychology) in motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Motion pictures
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Black male frames: : African Americans in a century of Hollywood cinema, 1903-2003, Roland Leander Williams Jr, (ebook)
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9780815652878
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MWT11722270
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11722270
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Black male frames: : African Americans in a century of Hollywood cinema, 1903-2003, Roland Leander Williams Jr, (ebook)
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Publication
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multicolored
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780815652878
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11722270
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11722270
System control number
MWT11722270
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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