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Romance & the Yellow Peril: Race, Sex, & Discursive Strat

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Hollywood films about Asians and interracial sexuality are the focus of Gina Marchetti's provocative new work. While miscegenation might seem an unlikely theme for Hollywood, Marchetti shows how fantasy-dramas of interracial rape, lynching, tragic love, and model marriage are powerfully evident in American cinema.

The author begins with a discussion of D. W. Griffith's Broken Blossoms, then considers later films such as Shanghai Express, Madame Butterfly, and the recurring geisha movies. She also includes some fascinating "forgotten" films that have been overlooked by critics until now.

Marchetti brings the theoretical perspective of recent writing on race, ethnicity, and gender to her analyses of film and television and argues persuasively that these media help to perpetuate social and racial inequality in America. Noting how social norms and taboos have been simultaneously set and broken by Hollywood filmmakers, she discusses the "orientalist" tensions underlying the construction of American cultural identity. Her book will be certain to interest readers in film, Asian, women's, and cultural studies.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-248) and index.

About the Author

Gina Marchetti is Assistant Professor of Film at the University of Maryland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520084957
Subtitle:
Race, Sex, and Discursive Strategies in Hollywood Fiction
Author:
Marchetti, Gina
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
History
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Motion pictures
Subject:
Sex in motion pictures
Subject:
Love in motion pictures
Subject:
Asians in motion pictures
Subject:
Motion pictures -- United States -- History.
Subject:
Race relations in motion pictures.
Subject:
Film & Video - General
Subject:
Film and Television-Reference
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
89
Publication Date:
19940215
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
30 b/w photographs
Pages:
269
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.63 in 1 lb

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