America on Film: Representing Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality at the Movies by Sean Griffin, Harry M. Benshoff

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

Sean Griffin, Harry M. Benshoff

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America on Film: Representing Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in the Movies is a lively introduction to issues of diversity as represented within the American cinema.

Introduces issues of diversity as represented within the American cinema in a lively and accessible manner.

Provides a comprehensive overview of the industrial, socio-cultural, and aesthetic factors that contribute to cinematic representations of race, class, gender, and sexuality.

Is designed specifically for students and includes 101 illustrations, a glossary of key terms, questions for discussion, and lists for futher reading and further viewing.

Includes case studies of a number of films, including The Lion King, The Jazz Singer, Smoke Signals, The Grapes of Wrath, and The Celluloid Closet.

Each chapter features a concise overview of the topic at hand, a discussion of representative films, figures, and movements, and an in-depth analysis of a single film.

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