America on Film: Representing Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality at the Movies, Second Edition

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America on Film: Representing Race, Class, Gender, and Sexualityin the Movies, 2nd Edition is a lively introduction toissues of diversity as represented within the American cinema.

  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the industrial,socio-cultural, and aesthetic factors that contribute to cinematicrepresentations of race, class, gender, and sexuality
  • Includes over 100 illustrations, glossary of key terms,questions for discussion, and lists for furtherreading/viewing
  • Includes new case studies of a number of films, includingCrash, Brokeback Mountain, and Quinceañera

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America on Film: Representing Race, Class, Gender, and Sexualityin the Movies is a lively introduction to issues of diversityas represented within the American cinema. The first synthetic andhistorical text of its kind, America on Film provides acomprehensive overview of the industrial, socio-cultural, andaesthetic factors that contribute to cinematic representations ofrace, class, gender, and sexuality. The volume chronicles thecinematic history of various cultural groups, examines forces andinstitutions of bias, and stimulates discussion about therelationship between film and American national culture.

The book is organized within a broad historical framework, withspecific theoretical concepts - including film genre, auteurism,cultural studies, Orientalism, the "male gaze," feminism, and queertheory - integrated throughout. Each individual chapter features aconcise overview of the topic at hand, a discussion ofrepresentative films, figures, and movements, and an in-depthanalysis of a single film, including The Lion King, The JazzSinger, Smoke Signals, The Grapes of Wrath, and The CelluloidCloset.

This new edition is fully revised and updated. It includes a newchapter on the representation of disability in American film, and anew collection of updated case studies, including discussions of8 Mile, Erin Brockovich, Crash, and BrokebackMountain, among others.

About the Author:

Sean Griffin is Associate Professor of Cinema and Television at Southern Methodist University.

Harry M. Benshoff is Associate Professor of Radio, Television, and Film at the University of North Texas.

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