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

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

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Black male frames : African Americans in a century of Hollywood cinema, 1903-2003
Title
Black male frames
Title remainder
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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Language
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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N$T
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Black male frames : African Americans in a century of Hollywood cinema, 1903-2003, Roland Leander Williams Jr
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Black male frames : African Americans in a century of Hollywood cinema, 1903-2003, Roland Leander Williams Jr
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt1j2n82k
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 177-186) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Original frames -- New negro -- Renaissance man -- Civil servant -- Soul brother -- Good buddy -- Curtain call
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Edition
First Edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 200 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780815652878
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote

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